A New Zealand student, Fleur de Vere Beavis has become the first person in the country to be diagnosed with Texting Tenosynovitis - more commonly known as text-messager’s thumb. Her habit of sending up to 100 SMSs per day has inflamed the tendons along the thumb and side of the wrist and filled the surrounding tissue with fluid, the IOL reported, quoting a report in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

The report said only two other cases of the ailment had been reported in a school-aged child in Singapore and a 13-year-old girl in Australia, but the authors of the journal report, Emma Storr and Mark Stringer, said tenosynovitis was likely to be more common than thought, given the popularity of sending SMSs.