- First Broadcast
Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) must make some tough decisions about his team of doctors in the HOUSE episode "Heavy" airing Tuesday, March 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also pictured: Jennifer Morrison.
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- March 29, 2005
- Writer / Director
- Thomas L Moran / Fred Gerber
- The patient
- A 10 year old overweight girl, Jessica, who has a heart attack.
- How House gets involved
- Referral from another doctor which House accepts when told the heart attack patient is 10 years old.
- The mis-diagnoses
- Metabolic Syndrome X (Insulin resistance) then when the test for that causes psychosis, they decide Jessica has a blood clot caused by previous treatments for obesity. They treat with heparin and warfarin and gets what House thinks is Warfarin-induced skin necrosis which he blames on a mistake on Cameron's part.
- The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
- The final diagnosis
- Cushing's: they look for what could be causing hypercortisolism and find a tumor. Removal of the tumor not only elminiates the Cushing's but allow Jessica to grow taller and lose weight.
- The clinic patient(s)
- Guy with an infected pierced scrotum (who we hardly see). And a woman (who House at first concludes is pregnant) with a 30 pound benign tumor on her ovary — which she refuses to have removed until House convinces her that "men are pigs".
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