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Medical mystery: Her unexplained jitteriness and weight loss were telling clues

For nearly a decade, she battled an elusive foe, an experience, that was "very expensive and it's been miserable." It wasn't until a new problem put her in the hospital that a specialist ordered a test that revealed the reason she felt so sick.

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