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Schoolgirl's Rare Condition Means No Hair Brushing, Balloons Or Shiny Clothes!

18/08/2011 12:32 | Updated 22 May 2015
Schoolgirl's brain could shut down if she brushes her hair!PA

You won't find Megan Stewart, 13, preening with a hair-brush for hours before going out, or indeed touching balloons or wearing polyester, because the teenager's BRAIN could shut down if she comes into contact with static electricity.

Speaking to the Mirror, her mum, Sharon, 41, explains that Megan was diagnosed with the extremely rare 'Hair Brushing Syndrome' three years ago.

She recalled how she was brushing the then 10-year-old's hair when she 'flopped over and her lips turned blue.'

The shocked mum thought her young daughter was having a fit, so called paramedics.

Medics have told the family, who live in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, that they had only ever heard of ONE case Hair Brushing Syndrome before.

It is though that Megan developed the condition after suffering complications at birth - she was born weighing just 2lb 5oz and had a had a diaphragmatic hernia which pushed her stomach into her chest, preventing one of her lungs from growing.

Sharon said that despite her condition Megan is a 'very happy and lively young girl', adding: "She can't rub balloons at parties and can't wear any shiny clothing. She really did defy all odds."

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