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Céline Dion's Doctor Makes Plea for More Stiff-Person Syndrome Research

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Publish DateJune 21, 2024

Dr. Amanda Piquet, who serves as director of the autoimmune neurology program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and is the physician who diagnosed Dion, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue that the disease is widely unknown — even in the medical community. Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is an incurable neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord. It’s associated with slurred speech, double vision and painful muscle contractions that can become so severe that patients lose their ability to walk or speak. 

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Model, 24, with Rare Skin Disease Bares Scars to Raise Awareness: 'I Choose to Show the Body I Was Given'

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Publish DateJanuary 12, 2023

There's a daily challenge for patients living with EB — it's a very painful and overwhelming disease," says Dr. James Feinstein, Beall's childhood doctor and the pediatric director for the Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Program at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver [and CU School of Medicine instructor]. A lack of collagen connecting the top and bottom layers of skin causes painful blistering externally and internally, often on the lining of the throat.

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