Monday, November 23, 2009

BBC News - Paralysed Belgian misdiagnosed as in coma for 23 years

BBC News - Paralysed Belgian misdiagnosed as in coma for 23 years

TV grab of Rom Houben, who was misdiagnosed as being in a coma
A Belgian man who doctors thought was in a coma for 23 years was conscious all along, it has been revealed.

"I was shouting, but no-one could hear me," Mr Houben, now 46, was quoted as saying by a German magazine.

"I will never forget the day they discovered me," Mr Houben was quoted as saying. "It was like a second birth."

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Mr Laureys said that in about 40% of cases in which people are classified as being in a vegetative state, closer inspection reveals signs of consciousness.

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