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First Season Episodes ::  #104 "Maternity"

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First Broadcast
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie, L) and Omar Epps (Dr. Eric Foreman, R) treat a baby with an undiagnosed disease in the HOUSE episode "Maternity" first aired Tuesday, Dec. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and rerun Tuesday June 14 on FOX.
Credit: Darren Michaels/FOX.
December 07, 2004
Writer / Director
Peter Blake / Newton Thomas Sigel
The patient
Babies born at the hospital
How House gets involved
He is watching a soap in the maternity doctor's lounge when he over hears them talk about a baby that just got sick. Then he discovers another and another and finally convinces Cuddy they have an epidemic.
The mis-diagnoses
The think it is bacterial and treat with antibiotics.
The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
House decides to treat the two sickest babies differently, taking one off the two anti-biotics they have them on and taking the other off the other one. He decides which gets taken off of which anti-biotic by flipping a coin.
The final diagnosis
Virus. They narrow down the possible viruses, test the blood of the babies and decide on one virus which they find an experimental treatment for.
The clinic patient(s)
A woman who is pregnant but is afraid her husband is not the father of the baby.
Takes Place
November of 2004 (five months before the delivery of the clinic patient's baby in "late March")
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