National attention on Le Roy sicknesses

There are 3 comments on the Jan 17, 2012, WIVB-TV Buffalo story titled National attention on Le Roy sicknesses. In it, WIVB-TV Buffalo reports that:

LE ROY, N.Y. - A bizarre illness that seems to be sweeping through a Genesee County school is gaining national attention.

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Julie Safrit

Greensboro, NC

#1 Jan 18, 2012
After seeing the girls with the "mystery illness" I was surprised to see how much their symptoms were like my daughters 10 years ago. She was sent to Baptist Children's Hospital in NC where she underwent every test they could think of and still did not know what she had. After opening up her case to the whole hospital, a visiting African doctor diagnosed her with Sydenham's Chorea. It comes from having strep throat go untreated and it attacking her brain. There is no treatment but the symptoms now rarely occur. She does have to be on penicillan the rest of her life so she will not get strep again. I know they have been diagnosed but thought this might help. Most doctors we talk to have never heard of this because in the US we are usually treated for strep.
Dixie York

Gloversville, NY

#2 Jan 19, 2012
My niece Lori who is from corinth,ny has been suffering the same symptoms for a few months and it has the family worried and baffled.Check out lori's journey at rodeocowgirl31 on utube. She is being interviewed today by channel 13 (wnyt)at 1 o'clock but im not sure when it will air. It is heartbreaking to see these girls suffer and we need answers now!
Patty

Peoria, IL

#3 Jan 20, 2012
Sydenham's Chorea is likely what the girls have in Leroy, Ny. My daughter has been recovering from it for the last year. I have seen it first hand and also researched it for a year. There are three ways that a person can get Sydenham's Chorea: Strep, Birth Control Pills and Pregnancy.

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