6 May 2016

Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

In this photo taken on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Abdul Rasheed, 9, front, and Shoaib Ahmed, 13, lie in a bed at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. The boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or talk. Dr. Javed Akram, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he had no idea what was causing the symptoms.
The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.
Aged nine and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or talk. Javed Akram, a professor of medicine at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he had no idea what was causing the symptoms.