This story is almost too crazy to be true. Sick kids with true psychiatric illness and who need a hospital bed can't find one, and this young woman has been admitted for 9 months? If you Google the girl's name, Justina Pelletier, there are no first page hits in mainstream American media except for FOX CT. Nothing from Boston at all.
The parents of a 15-year-old girl who has a long history of medical problems have lost custody of her to a hospital.
Justina Pelletier was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that can cause loss of muscle coordination and weakness, several years ago.
The teenager from West Hartford, Connecticut, however was able to live a normal life until coming down with the flu in February.
Justina was admitted to Boston Children's Hospital to receive treatment from a specialist she has known since her diagnosis.
Upon admission however a team of new doctors allegedly swooped in on the teen and came up with a different conclusion about her condition.
They also cast doubt on whether she had ever had mitochondrial disease, suggesting she in fact suffering from Somafotorm disorder - a psychological condition that manifests itself in physical symptoms.
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