Fatal disease slowly Dusan Briton puts doctors in a deadlock
49-year-old Sally Carver of Chester was the victim of one of the worlds rarest diseases affecting the lungs, writes The Daily Mail. Now it is slowly suffocating, although he survived the maximum that it took doctors.
The woman was diagnosed with lung limfangioleyomiomatoz (LAM), characterized by progressive respiratory failure. The disease is associated with the uncontrolled growth of smooth muscle cells. Cells enter the respiratory tract, blood, lymph vessels of the lungs.
Accumulation of cells leads to the formation of cysts that destroy healthy tissue and form, in fact, the holes in the lungs. At the moment there is no cure for this disease, which occurs only in women. LAM often mistaken for asthma, bronchitis or emphysema because of the symptoms.
These include shortness of breath, collapsed lung, chest pain, cough, and fatigue. Ultimately, the symptoms worsen and the person dies. Doctors can only slow their development.
In 2005 Sally Carver agreed to check for yourself the new drug rapamycin. At the moment, shes the only person in the world so long to take it. Her condition has remained relatively stable.