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11th May '18 5:42:25 AM DesertDragon
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* Trans Broken Arm Syndrome: Any time a [[{{transsexual transgender]] person is featured, the reason they're seeing the doctor will ''always'' be related to their being trans. No matter how mundane the issue is (like a broken arm), it will ''somehow'' relate to hormones, genital reassignment, breast implants/removal, etc.

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* Trans Broken Arm Syndrome: Any time a [[{{transsexual [[{{transsexual}} transgender]] person is featured, the reason they're seeing the doctor will ''always'' be related to their being trans. No matter how mundane the issue is (like a broken arm), it will ''somehow'' relate to hormones, genital reassignment, breast implants/removal, etc.
11th May '18 5:08:25 AM DesertDragon
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* Trans Broken Arm Syndrome: Any time a [[{{transsexual transgender]] person is featured, the reason they're seeing the doctor will ''always'' be related to their being trans. No matter how mundane the issue is (like a broken arm), it will ''somehow'' relate to hormones, genital reassignment, breast implants/removal, etc.
18th Apr '18 2:16:11 PM Gnoman
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* In ''Literature/ManiacMagee'' by Jerry Spinelli, the title character is allergic to pizza. Not any of the separate ingredients in the pizza, just... pizza itself. He breaks out into a rash, with spots that look suspiciously like pepperoni.
18th Sep '17 4:45:30 AM jormis29
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* [[FeelNoPain Congenital Insensitivity to Pain]]: An extremely rare condition, but irresistible to TV writers for both the gruesome results of not feeling pain and its metaphorical implications. Appeared on ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' (and the Australian hospital drama ''AllSaints''), as well as an inbred family on ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* [[FeelNoPain Congenital Insensitivity to Pain]]: An extremely rare condition, but irresistible to TV writers for both the gruesome results of not feeling pain and its metaphorical implications. Appeared on ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' (and the Australian hospital drama ''AllSaints''), and ''Series/AllSaints''), as well as an inbred family on ''Series/TheXFiles''.
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''
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