Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy learns pill can cure her symptoms

April 22, 2015 2:40 PM

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Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy learns pill can cure her symptoms

A Minnesota woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) nearly 30 years ago has learned that her symptoms could have been managed by taking a pill, kfor.com reported.

Jean Abbott had coped with muscle spasms, weakness and immobility since she was a child. When the Plymouth, Minn., woman was 4, doctors diagnosed her with spastic diplegia, a form of CP that causes muscle stiffness in the legs and often clumsiness in the hands. According to the National Institutes o...

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