Mystery illness which causes woman to grow fingernails instead of hair


Shanyna Isom,28, lives with her family in Memphis and was in her first year at university when the nightmare began.In 2009 she was prescribed steroids after suffering an asthma attack and within hours the law student was ‘itching’ all over her body

The debilitating syndrome has left her struggling to walk and carry out daily chores.
The university student was left covered in hard scabs as ‘nails’ replaced the hair on her body and doctors are still in the dark about how to cure Shanyna’s mysterious illness.

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Condition: Instead of hair, human nails grow out of her hair follicles, but doctor's have yet to establish a cause