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
Chase junior says that the drug given for anthrax would kill the organism causing leprosy, which House follows with an explanation of antibodies acting on nerves. In reality the drugs used for anthrax (cephalosporin or penicillin group of drugs) and leprosy (rifampicin, dapsone, clofazamine) are entirely different and would not cause the effect Chase describes. See more
Dr. Gregory House
Why didn't you tell me that Rowan Chase was in to see you?
Dr. James Wilson
Excuse me. Ethics... confidentiality... does any of this ring a bell?
References Top Gun
Dr. House - Titelsong
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