Art of Diagnosis
Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years. How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause?
This episode takes the expert diagnosticians through a case of a patient whose diagnosis is far from clear. See first hand how doctors work together, and with the patient, to find the cause of the symptoms, and an appropriate treatment.
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There are a very large number of organizations dedicated to helping people with their diagnosis and their families and friends. This is only a partial list.
Some patients wait years for a definitive diagnosis. Using a unique combination of scientific and medical expertise and resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Undiagnosed Diseases Program pursues two goals: