If you’re unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you’d better hope your doctor watches the right television show.
That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms, including fever, blindness, deafness, and enlarged lymph nodes, which stumped doctors for months.
The 55-year-old man was diagnosed only when he was referred to Dr. Juergen Schaefer, a fan of the U.S. television medical drama House.
“After five minutes, I knew what was wrong,” said Schaefer, who works at the Center for Undiagnosed Diseases in Marburg, north of Frankfurt.
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