Steven and I have been watching reruns of "Emergency", and last nights episode was about a young boy who had bruises that weren't healing. Dr. Bracken diagnosed him with ITP! They gave his steroids and got his counts up to normal. I never thought a show I used to watch would have an episode with a problem that I would have many years later!
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Yep, John was kind of cute. I haven't watched that show in many years.
House once had an episode of ITP too. Took him a whole hour to diagnose it and as usual, probably came close to killing the patient to get the diagnosis. That show always did crack me up. Too many medical errors and I usually got the diagnosis before he did.
There is no "House, M.D." episode in which ITP is the final diagnosis. There is one in which ITP is considered, and another in which TTP is the final diagnosis. I guess ITP was just too obscure or dull for a show like that. Maybe I can find the "Emergency" episode online. I'm curious to see if I'll recognize it, or maybe I just missed it.
For those who have Amazon Prime, "Emergency!" seems to be available there. I haven't tried to stream any episodes yet, and tried to find the episode mentioned above using Wikipedia's episode guide but couldn't locate it.
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