Amazing family, all of whose members do not feel the pain
• Amazing family where all members do not feel pain
52-year-old Leticia Marsilio (Letizia Marsili) as a child I realized that she was not like the others. She had a very high pain threshold, and she could not see the burn, and even fracture. Five other members of her family, as well as Leticia, do not feel pain.
"We live a normal life, and maybe even better than other people, because we rarely wrong and we almost do not feel pain," - said Letizia.
"In truth, we still feel the pain, but it only lasts a few seconds."
Scientists believe that this condition may be due to the fact that some of the nerves do not react properly. Researchers who study family Marsilio, hoping that the identification of gene mutations in members of the family can help those suffering from chronic pain.
"We have opened a new path to the creation of drugs for pain relief," - said the professor at the University of Siena Anna Maria Aloisi.
The mother Leticia, her two sons and nieces have all the symptoms of the syndrome, named after the family - "pain Marsilio."
Anna Maria Aloisi says that the pain - an important signal that a body that something is wrong. As family members Marsilio feel pain only fleetingly, their injuries go unnoticed for as long as does not start an inflammatory process. Letizia said her 24-year-old son, Louis, who plays football, because the syndrome has faced some problems.
"He rarely stops even when it knocked down. However, he had problems with the ankle, and he often gets microtrauma. Recently he underwent X-rays of the joints, where it became clear that he has a lot of microcracks in the ankle, "- said Letizia.
Youngest son, 21-year-old Bernardo, injured his elbow when he fell from the bike, but did not notice it and drove another 14 kilometers. Damage discovered only when the bone is beginning to coalesce.
Letitia herself said that once broke his shoulder while skiing, but continued to ride and went to the hospital the next day, when she felt a tingling in his fingers. The same thing happened when she got an elbow injury while playing tennis. But worst of all, she said, was that she did not notice a problem with a dental implant.
The mother Leticia, 78-year-old Domenico several fractures that were not timely detected, so fused with an offset.
In spite of all these problems, Laetitia does not believe that the syndrome somehow prevent her from leading a normal life.