Medical Summary: PILOT [1x01]
-- by hawkeyecat
PATIENT OF THE WEEK:
-Patient unable to speak, brain tumor suspected at Trenton General. Treatment: radiation.
-Lesion shows on MRI. Possible causes: aneurysm, stroke, other ischemic syndrome. Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, Wernickie's encephalopathy. Diagnostic procedures: redraw bloodwork, contrast MRI (involves injection of gadolinium).
-Allergic reaction to gadolinium. Treated with epinephrine and tracheotomy.
-Theory: cerebral vasculitis. Treatment: high-dose prednisone. Status: improves.
-Patient history for genetic and environmental causes. Mother had a heart attack, father broke his back. No mold found in classroom, only pet a parrot. Theory: psitticois. Rejected--none of the students sick.
-Patient seizes, disproving vasculitis theory. Heart stops during seizure, shock administered. Is later on an oxygen mask.
-Theory: No idea what the cause is. Vascular problem, patient has a week. Infection, a few weeks. Tumor, two months at most. Treatment: stop all treatment, gauge how rapidly she deteriorates.
-Go to patient's home. Dog has fleas, no drugs found, ham in fridge.
-Theory: tapeworm. Treatment: patient refuses treatment until given proof. Diagnostic procedure: X-ray her thigh. Results: worm shows on X-ray. Patient agrees to treatment of albendazole twice a day, with food, for at least a month.
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Season 1, Episode 1FORMAT:
Quoted from Script using Transcript By Taru
I do not own any of the characters used in this medical summary, and I made no money from this. This is intended to be an aid for writers attempting to write medical mysteries in fan fiction and other formats.NOTES:
This is NOT a complete transcript of the episode. Text has been deleted to leave the pertinent information.NOTES 2:
In an effort to make it easier to read, I have replaced the characters included in the regular cast to their initials. To whit:
AC - Allison Cameron
EF - Eric Foreman
GH - Gregory House
JW - James Wilson
LC - Lisa Cuddy
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