Monthly Archives: April 2011

…you know you’re screwed when yr ailment is the final diagnosis on House….

Evidently Ehlers danlos syndrome was on House MD this week. I’m not a big TV watcher but I’ve seen the show before & thought it was pretty good – I like Sherlock Holmes. House and Wilson are a riff on Holmes and Watson so I was entertained.

I didn’t see the episode but from what I read, it sounds like it was kind of dreadful. Mostly about hoarding & with little explanation of EDS and no mention of the symptoms?

Links:

House M.D. and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

discussion @ the site of the Fox network

this physician’s blog thought the medicine in the episode was reasonable. (not surprising to me, given that most EDSers are likely to be misdiagnosed for years & are often not taken seriously by physicians). Misinformation abounds in the comment section, too.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome-Deal With It reaction to the show.

The Drama of EDS – The TV Freakshow good overview.