Posted by Pat
on January 19, 2000 at 18:28:31:
Perhaps someone may be able to give me some information to assist a friend.
My friends wife has recently suffered very severe pain in the are of her ribs. This pain got progressively worse and she had go to her local hospital here in Ireland. The pain was so bad she had to have morphine to give some relief. Initially the doctors thought she had an infection in one of her ribs but after lots of tests a doctor has told her she has a very rare condition called "Bourne Holmes" Disease (not sure of the spelling).
He indicated that this was the first case he had seen in 25 years of practice. She continues to need morphine and is quite worried about her condition. the doctor has gone on holiday and she and her husband are unable to find any information locally.
Can anyone help with information, even the correct spelling of the ailment would be a start.
Thanks in anticipation