Adorable teenager Keith Foster suddenly starts bleeding terribly during a ride with dad's Porsche his cheeky girlfriend Pam got him to let her steer. Loving widowed father Foster fears ex-junkie Pam got his good boy on drugs, but Keith tests clean, yet shows a confusing set of symptoms, mainly liver-problems. After various negative tests, either hyper-rare hepatitis E -possibly caught on foreign travels- or lupus (immunity turning against the patient himself) seem likely. Chase cleverly manages to save his eye which suddenly went blind from blood cluttering. House, who is even grumpier and ruder after accepting a dare from Cuddy to earn a week off clinic duty by going a week without his painkiller to make sure he's not getting addicted, holds out on medication for lupus as it would render hepatitis incurable, alas needlessly for so long the boy now needs a liver transplant, but also insists to elaborate Keith's apparent hallucination about being tortured by a certain Jules, which ... Written by
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Dr. Gregory House
Your fourth diagnostic criterion for lupus is psychosis. This is just a kid missing his cat.
Dr. Robert Chase
He was being attacked by an animal that wasn't in the room! That's psychosis.
Dr. Gregory House
There is a difference between psychosis and hallucination.
Dr. Eric Foreman
So if he was imagining a fake cat it would be lupus, but since it was a real cat it's not?
Written by Dave Mason
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