《中英對照讀新聞》Student allergic to her own tears suffers cuts on tongue when she drinks water 對自己的眼淚過敏的學生 只要喝水舌頭就會割傷


2019-12-10 05:30

◎黃靖媗

Tessa Hansen-Smith, 21, has Aquagenic urticaria, an extremely rare condition which is thought to affect fewer than 100 people worldwide and which prevents those who suffer with it from playing any exercising.

21歲的泰莎‧漢森史密斯患有水源性蕁麻疹,一種非常罕見、全世界不到100人罹患的疾病,患者必須避免進行任何體育活動,以免受該病困擾。

Within just minutes of coming into contact with water, Tessa breaks out in a rash, suffers migraines and develops a fever. Because of this, she can’t even walk around her university campus in case she sweats and so has to be transported via a shuttle.

只要與水接觸幾分鐘,泰莎就會起疹子,開始偏頭痛,甚至可能演變成發燒。因此,她甚至不能在她的大學校園裡行走,以避免流汗,她必須被接駁車載運。

Tessa was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 10 by her mother, who is a doctor. Her mum having been her primary care doctor ever since. ’I’m really lucky because my mum is a family medicine doctor,’ Tessa explained.

泰莎10歲時被擔任醫生的母親診斷出這個症狀。從那時起,她的媽媽就一直擔任她的初級醫療醫生。「我真的很幸運,因為我的母親是位家醫科醫生」,泰莎解釋。

However, despite the daily challenges she faces, Tessa is determined not to let her condition completely control her life and says she is determined to be independent – hence she left her home town for college.

然而,儘管她每天都得面臨挑戰,泰莎決定不讓她的疾病完全控制她的生活,還說她決心變得獨立,因此她離開家鄉去讀大學。

新聞辭典

extremely:副詞,非常地。例句:She is a extremely terrible mother because she used to abuse her son.(她是個非常糟糕的母親,因為她經常虐待她的兒子。)

diagnose:動詞,診斷。例句:My father was diagnosed with cancer.(我的父親被診斷罹患癌症。)

home town:名詞,家鄉。例句:For the purpose of making a fortune, I will leave my home town for Taipei.(為了賺大錢,我會離開我的家鄉去台北。)

  • 由於患有水源性蕁麻疹,泰莎不能從事任何體育活動。(取自網路)

    由於患有水源性蕁麻疹,泰莎不能從事任何體育活動。(取自網路)