Real life reflecting fiction?
In the 2001 video game Sonic Adventure 2, a backstory only character has a rare, incurable disease called NIDS, or "Neuro Immune Deficiency Syndrome," NIDS for short. It's an obvious parallel off the very real AIDS, and serves as a big backstory for one of the characters.
In 2002, about a year after the game's release, there was a conditioned hypothesized also called NIDS, or "Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome," also NIDS for short, that is not fatal, but people are theorizing causes autistic-like and ADD/OCD symptoms in infants.
I'm not saying it can't happen, I'm just saying its hugely coincidental. Kind of weird, really.