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Parents of ailing LeRoy teens still looking for answers

by TSchmitt
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 08:45 am

Parents of some upstate New York students are hoping more testing will help determine what's causing a mystery illness to inflict their children.  Several parents of the 12 LeRoy High School girls in Genesee County stricken with the unusual illness say they've agreed to seek further testing from federal and private agencies that have offered to check out the kids. 

The 12 seemingly healthy girls recently began having seizures and tics similar to Tourette's Syndrome.  Experts from the state and county health departments can't seem to figure out why the teens have suddenly started having the symptoms, and parents are upset with one Buffalo-area neurologist who quickly dismissed the girls' symptoms as "conversion disorder" brought on by stress. 

 

 

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