Twelve-year-old Gabriel 'Gabe' Reilich thinks he's cursed after collapsing when his name comes out of a Ouija board game played with mates, marking him for death. Dr. Robert Chase explores the abandoned meeting place of the boys' secret society and the suspicious substances found there. Gabe's scary mix of suddenly-appearing symptoms suggest anthrax and a rare, infectious tropical disease. Meanwhile, Chase refuses to have any personal contact with his visiting father, rheumatologist Rowan Chase, a world authority on auto-immune diseases who suddenly turns up and joins the diagnostic joust. House takes a stubborn interest in Rowan's reason to visit his estranged son, as well as in the past of Gabe's admired, separated father, Jeffrey Reilich. Written by
KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
Chase's rheumatologist father is reportedly in town for an SLE conference. SLE stands for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease. See more
Dr. Chase (younger) says that anthrax can't account for the nodules in the respiratory tract, which Dr. Chase (senior) follows by considering the possibilities of sarcoidosis and multiple neurofibromatosis. In reality anthrax itself can produce hilar lymphadenopathy and press up on the trachea (visible both in a CT scan and as reddish nodules seen while inserting a respiration tube) and produce respiratory depression. In the face of the obvious there is no need for a second diagnosis. See more
Who are you?
Dr. Gregory House
The little ones call me "Uncle Greg."
Dr. House - Titelsong
(uncredited) See more