Girl with swollen ankles + hands + collapseDiagnosis: Vibrio vulnificus
infection from oysters (House
) + hemochromatosis (House
)Contributions by team:House (4)
: Realizes patient had low blood potassium, deduces patient was lying, diagnosis for food poisoning, diagnosis for hemochromatosisChase (0)Cameron (2)
: Idea to test food, suggests patient's illness is caused by a toxinForeman (3)
: Says food may have caused illness, realizes patient has brain damage causing her to lie, sees on scan that patient isn't telling truth during truth serum testTaub (N/A)
: Not in episodeThirteen (N/A)
: Not in episodeNotes:
I'm assuming House was correct about the patient's blood potassium levels being low the night before.
House is awarded a point for deducing that the patient was lying because that's how the team learned she had eaten oysters. At that point they didn't need further information to make their diagnosis, so further attempts to learn what happened the night before don't earn points.
Cameron loses a point for giving the patient vitamin supplements for the bulemia she didn't have, dosing her with iron that proved to be causing her illness.
Again the medicine didn't make much sense, I'm afraid, plus this is the third time they've used hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis really does make people more vulnerable to this type of infection
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