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25th Jun '17 5:09:15 PM spiritsunami
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** Was also averted in one episode. House and Cuddy were on an airplane returning from a conference about rare infectious diseases. When a passenger got sick, Cuddy thought it was one of those diseases, and it seemed she might be right when another passenger displayed similar symptoms. Despite the symptoms, the passengers had entirely different things wrong with them. [[spoiler: The first had been scuba diving and surfaced too quickly, the other was pregnant. The rest of the people puking were just suffering from a plain mass hysteria.]]

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** Was also averted in one episode. House and Cuddy were on an airplane returning from a conference about rare infectious diseases. When a passenger got sick, Cuddy thought it was one of those diseases, and it seemed she might be right when another passenger displayed similar symptoms. Despite the symptoms, the passengers had entirely different things wrong with them. [[spoiler: The first had been scuba diving shortly before getting on the plane and surfaced too quickly, got the bends from the rapid change in air pressure, the other was pregnant. The rest of the people puking were just suffering from a plain mass hysteria.]]
5th May '17 12:22:42 AM LB7979
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* Series/{{Sisters}} had a lot of these: infertility for both Frankie and Teddy (even though the latter had previously had a daughter already). So-called "hysterical" blindness for Teddy - after seeing her husband die from a [[ExternalCombustion car bomb]], she went temporarily blind without any physical cause but only because of the trauma (in real life going blind purely because of a psychological trauma is unheard of).
20th Apr '17 10:34:51 AM CosmicFerret
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** The "proxy" variant also makes it useful for criminal shows, as it is not only a disease, but a crime. ''LawAndOrder'' has had several, most notably the [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Michael Jackson scandal ripoff]] where a woman has her granddaughter pretend to be a victim of said (alleged) molester on top of [[MoralEventHorizon poisoning her to pretend she has cancer]].

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** The "proxy" variant also makes it useful for criminal shows, as it is not only a disease, but a crime. ''LawAndOrder'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' has had several, most notably the [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Michael Jackson scandal ripoff]] where a woman has her granddaughter pretend to be a victim of said (alleged) molester on top of [[MoralEventHorizon poisoning her to pretend she has cancer]].
25th Nov '16 7:13:19 PM FordPrefect
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-->-- Common medical saying. In TV Land, it might as well be a nuckelavee.

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-->-- Common medical saying. In TV Land, it might as well be a nuckelavee.
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuckelavee nuckelavee]].
21st Sep '16 5:50:20 AM jormis29
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* Hypertrichosis: A condition that causes thick hair growth all over the body which has led it to be colloquially known as werewolf's syndrome. Appearances include ''Film/HumanNature'', ''Film/FurAnImaginaryPortraitOfDianeArbus'', ''Film/WolfGirl'', ''Series/MoonOfDesire'', the "Werewolves" episode of ''Series/{{CSi}}'' and the "[[Recap/ScreamQueensS2E1ScreamAgain Scream Again]]" episode of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''

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* Hypertrichosis: A condition that causes thick hair growth all over the body which has led it to be colloquially known as werewolf's syndrome. Appearances include ''Film/HumanNature'', ''Film/FurAnImaginaryPortraitOfDianeArbus'', ''Film/WolfGirl'', ''Series/MoonOfDesire'', the "Werewolves" episode of ''Series/{{CSi}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and the "[[Recap/ScreamQueensS2E1ScreamAgain Scream Again]]" episode of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''
21st Sep '16 5:41:40 AM jormis29
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* Hypertrichosis: A condition that causes thick hair growth all over the body which has led it to be colloquially known as werewolf's syndrome. Appearances include ''Film/HumanNature'', ''Film/FurAnImaginaryPortraitOfDianeArbus'', ''Film/WolfGirl'', ''Series/MoonOfDesire'', the "Werewolves" episode of ''Series/{{CSi}}'' and the "[[Recap/ScreamQueensS2E1ScreamAgain Scream Again]]" episode of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''
20th Aug '16 9:35:53 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' were formed specifically to treat rare diseases-- ''magical'' diseases. The author has been quoted as saying that since quite a lot of medical dramas just plain make up their ailments, he might as well not bother setting it in the real world. The solutions are always presented in a logical fashion, however.

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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' were formed specifically to treat rare diseases-- ''magical'' diseases. The author has been quoted as saying that since quite a lot of medical dramas just plain make up their ailments, he might as well not bother setting it in the real world. The solutions are always presented in a logical fashion, however.
12th Jun '16 7:53:59 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' invokes and lampshades this trope in "The Diving Bell vs. the Butter-Glider". When Dr. Venture is unconscious and partially paralyzed, Billy Whelan and Pete White are called in to treat him. Billy immediately points out that the most obvious diagnosis is a stroke, but he also white-boards all manner of other exotic possibilities, including "lazy face", but drawing the line at "gum swallowing".
-->'''Pete White:''' He's hooked on ''{{Series/House}}''. We both are.
21st Mar '16 4:23:36 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''BoyMeetsWorld''. Turns out Cory's just a hypochondriac.

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* Parodied in ''BoyMeetsWorld''.''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Turns out Cory's just a hypochondriac.
18th Mar '16 8:47:11 PM Hossmeister
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