NYTimes: Her Various Symptoms Seemed Unrelated. Then One Doctor Put It All Together.

Edward Hoffer ehoffer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 18 23:39:54 UTC 2018


This story makes a very good case for the use of computer-based diagnostic
decision support systems. I entered the findings into the one with which I
work, DXplain, and Schnitzler's came in ranked #1 I did not try Isabel, but
would not be surprised if it also had the correct diagnosis near the top.
Much easier than spending the reported "hours" in PubMed that the hero
expended to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Ed
Edward P Hoffer MD, FACC, FACP

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:16 AM, Joe Graedon <jgraedon at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Chills, sweats, hives, achey bones — the older woman was sick for years
> before someone figured out the unusual disease that ailed her.
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