Helped by TV Show ‘House’, Doctor Diagnoses Rare Condition

Helped by TV Show ‘House’, Doctor Diagnoses Rare Condition

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Hugh Laurie 2009 - CC photo by Kristin Dos SantosA German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including fever, blindness, deafness and enlarged lymph nodes that baffled doctors for months, finally was diagnosed when he was referred to a fan of the U.S. television medical drama, ‘House’.

“After five minutes, I knew what was wrong,” said Dr. Juergen Schaefer, who works at the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases in Marburg, north of Frankfurt.

He said the man’s symptoms matched up almost perfectly with a patient on an episode.

(READ the story in the Calgary Herald)

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CC photo of actor Hugh Laurie – by Kristin Dos Santos

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