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Update: Case closed

For many who read the solution to the Times’ mystery diagnosis a few weeks ago, something remained amiss. Today, Lisa Sanders insightfully addresses how a patient with such serious symptoms could remain unaware of her condition. Sarah of Washington wrote: “I’m really … Continue reading

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Life imitates art

Usually it’s the other way around. House, Fox’s wildly successful medical mystery show, was originally based on Lisa Sanders’ mystery diagnosis column for the NY Times. Today, Dr. Sanders is holding a competition to “Think Like a Doctor,” and deduce … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Orphan Disease

Where do patients with undiagnosed diseases go when all other options are exhausted? Not House’s team of diagnosticians, but the next best thing – the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NY Times reports that the program … Continue reading

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