House and his team have a case with a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher who collapses at school after losing the ability to talk properly. (Clinic Cases: An orange man with leg pain, a young boy with asthma, a man who thinks he has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia.) Written by
Rebecca Adler is named after the main female antagonist in the Sherlock Holmes series of novels. House is based on Holmes. See more »
It is shown that steroids initially relieve symptoms of neurocysticerocis followed by worsening. House says that it is due to dead worms causing inflammation for which he gives albendazole (which is in fact used to kill the worm). In reality, what happens is when albendazole is administered it causes death of worms which may worsen symptoms and needs steroids to relieve symptoms. Here it is shown exactly opposite. See more »
Dr. Lisa Cuddy:
Your reputation won't last if you don't do your job. The clinic is part of your job. I want you to do your job.
Dr. Gregory House:
But as the philosopher Jagger once said, "You can't always get what you want".
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