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6.13 Moving The Chains

Initial symptoms: Man who has had a violent episode which he can't remember
Diagnosis: Paraneoplastic syndrome (Chase) + melanoma (House)

Contributions by team
House (3): Discovers patient's GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) levels are elevated, notices patient's palms are white, sees patient didn't lose weight in hospital
Chase (2): Notices patient's liver is inflamed, diagnosis for paraneoplastic syndrome
Foreman (1): Notices patient has cryoglobulinemai (patient's blood is clotting due to cold)
Taub (0)
Thirteen (0)

Notes: Chase suggested the patient had paraneoplastic syndrome, and House found the cancer causing it. He had melanoma, which the team hadn't thought to look for because he was African American.


6.12 Remorse

Initial symptoms: Woman with severe ear pain
Diagnosis: Wilson's disease (House)

Contributions by team
House (2): tells team the patient's psychopathy is a symptom, diagnosis for Wilson's disease
Chase (1): suggests change in patient's diet could have caused illness
Foreman (0)
Taub (0)
Thirteen (2): realizes patient is a psychopath, discovers patient's psychopathy is a symptom

Notes: House suggested at the beginning that the patient's psychopathy was a symptom of her physical illness, then abandoned the idea. Thirteen identified it as a symptom after talking to the patient's sister. They both receive credit.
House, stop irradiating patients.
House told Thirteen to test the patient for Wilson's disease, she later said "we ruled it out", but the patient had Wilson's disease after all. Thirteen receives an Error.


Episodes 6.08 to 6.11

Episode 6.10, Wilson, is not included here.

6.08 Teamwork

Initial Symptoms: Man with severe headache + photophobia
Diagnosis: Strongyloides (Chase) + extraintestinal Crohn's disease (House + Taub + Thirteen)

Contributions by Team
House (1): Diagnosis for Crohn's disease
Cameron (1): Saw patient's liver is failing
Chase (2): Noticed rash on patient's legs, diagnosis for strongyloides
Foreman (1): Diagnosis for strongyloides
Taub (1): Diagnosis for Crohn's disease
Thirteen (1): Diagnosis for Crohn's disease

I'm going to assume Cameron was correct when she accused House of knowing the final diagnosis. Because they each arrived at it separately, House, Taub and Thirteen all receive credit.
The team discovered the threadworm infection by performing an endoscopic exam of the bile duct, which they did because someone suggested the patient had a disease that damages bile ducts. That person gets credit for the Diagnosis, but who was it?! I can't remember, the Fox recap said it was Chase, and Polite Dissent said it was Foreman. I'm saying it was Chase but please tell me if I'm mistaken.
In this episode the team officially consisted of Foreman, Cameron and Chase, but House dragged Thirteen and Taub in as well. At the end the final composition of the team going forward is Foreman, Chase, Taub and Thirteen.
Goodbye Cameron, who left the show at the end of the episode.

6.09 Ignorance Is Bliss

Initial Symptoms: Man with ataxia + anemia + cough
Diagnosis: Dextromethorphan abuse (House) + thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (Chase)

Contributions by Team
House (2): Realized patient was abusing DXM, realized patient had multiple spleens
Chase (3): Diagnosis for TTP, saw patient was having stroke, found hidden vodka & cough medicine
Foreman (1): Suggested toxins
Taub (1): Deduced patient was in kidney failure
Thirteen (1): Confirmed TTP by finding schistocytes in patient's blood

I'm calling the "robo tripping" a separate diagnosis, because while it turned out to be irrelevant to the illness that put him in the hospital it can't be a good idea to poison your brain.
Chase's diagnosis of TTP was rejected after the patient failed to improve following a splenectomy. House then learned that the patient had broken his ribs years earlier and realized that the trauma had caused his spleen to split off and grow into multiple spleens, and Chase's suggestion of TTP was correct. I'm awarding Chase the Diagnosis for TTP and House a point for realizing it was correct and why.
You would think Chase would have seen the extra spleens before the splenectomy, but since House did not indicate it was Chase's fault that he didn't I'm not giving him an Error.
Another character named James?! Is this an in joke by the writers or something?

6.11 The Down Low

Initial Symptoms: Man with vertigo induced by loud noises
Diagnosis: Hughes-Stovin syndrome (House)

Contributions by Team
House (2): Realized patient is using beta blockers, diagnosis for Hughes-Stovin syndrome
Chase (1): Noticed patient's heart rate didn't increase during a painful procedure
Foreman (0)
Taub (0)
Thirteen (0)

The patient died in the end because his illness was too advanced to treat. The explanation was that he was treating his first symptom, hypertension, with beta blockers and that the team couldn't have cured him if they'd diagnosed him sooner.


6.07 Known Unknowns

Initial symptoms: Girl with swollen ankles + hands + collapse
Diagnosis: 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 hemochromatosis
Chase (0)
Cameron (2): Idea to test food, suggests patient's illness is caused by a toxin
Foreman (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 test
Taub (N/A): Not in episode
Thirteen (N/A): Not in episode

Notes: 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, however.


6.06 Brave Hearts

This is my 100th post!

Initial symptoms: Man with family history of premature death by cardiac arrest
Diagnosis: Cerebral aneurysm (House)

Contributions by team:
House (1): Diagnosis for berry aneurysm
Cameron (0)
Chase (0)
Foreman (0)

Taub (N/A): Not in episode
Thirteen (N/A): Not in episode

Notes: House receives an error for sending the patient home without a diagnosis, or rather with a fake diagnosis.
The emergency technicians are responsible for wrongfully pronouncing the patient dead, Foreman and House do not receive an error.
Cameron receives an error for ignoring the patient's complaint of jaw pain. Not only was it a symptom, but jaw pain can indicate a heart attack - exactly what this patient was in danger of having.
The medicine was pretty shaky. Why didn't they test for Wilson's disease, instead of treating for it?


6.04 The Tyrant and 6.05 Instant Karma

6.04 The Tyrant

Initial symptoms: Man coughing blood
Diagnosis: Blastomycosis (Foreman)

Contributions by Team
House (0)
Cameron (0)
Chase (1): Observes hemorrhage in patient's eye
Foreman (1): Diagnosis for blastomycosis
Taub (N/A): Not in episode
Thirteen (N/A): Not part of differential

The original team is back together, with Foreman heading the department and House participating in an unofficial capacity. Thirteen and Taub are no longer on the team, but I'm assuming they'll be back.
It will never be known for certain but the characters seemed to assume that Foreman's diagnosis was the correct one, so I'm awarding it to him.
Foreman does not lose a point for not sticking to his diagnosis. I considered it, but it was the kind of judgment call the team makes all the time. I also considered docking Cameron a point for lying about the patient's mental state to his aide, but didn't because it's impossible to know how wrong she was and it didn't really affect his treatment.
Chase loses a point for murdering the patient. He should lose ALL points but I'll stick to just one.

6.05 Instant Karma

Initial symptoms: Boy with abominal pain + fever + weight loss + dehydration
Diagnosis: Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (House)

Contributions by Team
House (1): Diagnosis for primary antiphospholipid syndrome
Cameron (2): sees patient has fecal impaction, notices rash
Chase (0)
Foreman (1): spots irregularity on heat CT
Taub (N/A): Not in episode
Thirteen (N/A): Not part of differential

I'm assuming that what Foreman saw on the head CT was real and a symptom, but I could be wrong.


6.03 Epic Fail

The season premiere, which counted as episodes 6.01 and 6.02, is not included here.

Initial Symptoms: Man with burning pain in hands
Diagnosis: Fabry's disease (Foreman + House)

Contributions by Team
House (1): Diagnosis for Fabry's disease
Cameron (N/A): Not part of diagnosis
Chase (N/A): Not part of diagnosis
Foreman (1): Diagnosis for Fabry's disease
Taub (0): None
Thirteen (0): None

Foreman, Thirteen and Taub were on their own this episode, and Taub quit toward the end.
Foreman and House came up with the diagnosis independently of each other, so both receive credit.



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