NZ woman diagnosed with text-msg's thumb

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Sydney, Dec 25 (UNI) For a generation that swears by mobile phone comes a disease which arises from its favourite pastime -- SMSes.

A student in New Zealand was diagnosed with texting tenosynovitis, an inflammation of tendons along the thumb and side of the wrist, due to constantly sending messages. The disease is also known as text-messager's thumb.

Fleur de Vere Beavis, 20, who sends up to 100 text messages a day on her mobile phone, has been diagnosed with the country's first known case of texting tenosynovitis, Sydney Morning Herald reported quoting the Sunday Star-Times.

According to the report only two other cases of the ailment had been reported in a school-aged child in Singapore and 13-year-old girl in Australia.

More than 28 million text messages are sent every day across New Zealand, the newspaper added.


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