Student Brandon Merrell (22) is rushed to ER with seven symptoms. His college girlfriend Mindy fears she caused it by excessively passionate sex. No one syndrome fits all seven, so House postulates the improbable 10,000,000 to one occurrence of two simultaneous rare diseases, each explaining half, but tests not only disprove the theory, the treatments make him much sicker. The poor boy ends up in terrifying total isolation undergoing an agonizing biopsy. House now guesses his original symptom, a mere cough, was accidentally mistreated with gout medicine which caused the other six, but the pill theory hunt proves frustrating, and there is more to discover.
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On the coffee machine in the team's bullpen, the inscription reads "Good Coffee - cheaper than Prozac". See more
At the end of the episode, House seems to have found the gout medicine that resembles the cough medicine: small yellow round pills without an L printed on one side. The patient states his original "cough" medicine did not have the letter on them. The ones with the L on one side though are actually low-dose (81mg) aspirin pills. See more
Dr. Gregory House
You think it's gonna come out on its own? Are we talking bigger than a breadbasket? 'Cause, actually, it will come out on its own, which for small stuff is no problem: it's wrapped up in a nice soft package and plop. Big stuff? You're gonna rip something, which, speaking medically, is when the fun stops.
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Dr. Gregory House
We've been here for half an hour. You haven't sat down; that tells me its location. You haven't told me what it is; that tells me it's humiliating. You have a little birdie ...
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