US: Doctors Left Stumped After Cancer Patient – Who’s Never Been To Ireland – Developed “Uncontrollable Irish Accent” During Treatment
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Doctors in the US have been left stumped after a cancer patient – who’s never been to Ireland – developed an “uncontrollable Irish accent” during treatment.
The patient, aged in his 50s, had lived in England as a young man and had some distant Irish relatives, but had never spoken with a brogue before developing prostate cancer.
Cases of the very rare Foreign Accent Syndrome are more common in stroke or head trauma patients.
Tests showed the man was not suffering from any neurological or psychiatric problems that would otherwise explain the sudden onset of the accent.
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