San Diego woman with rare disease receives first breakthrough treatment at UC San Diego

A local nursing school graduate is one of the first in the country to be treated with a new medication used to fight a rare, incurable protein disorder.

In July, University of California San Diego Health was the first to offer the therapy used to treat a Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis, which is often fatal.

“I had severe pain in my wrist all the way my arm through my shoulder. Some days I wouldn't be able to lift my arm, it was so painful,” said Nancy Kim.

When the mother was 25-years-old, she started feeling severe nerve pain and knew it wasn't good.

Full story on CBS8.com: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-woman-with-rare-disease-receives-breakthrough-treatment/509-36aada1f-59ea-47b8-959b-508a253829fa
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