Five conditions that a doctor can miss: the other diagnoses
Doctors are used to categorize different problems and they give them a name, a specific disease or a syndrome. Medical textbooks are a catalog of these entities, but there are other important “diagnoses” around a patient during his or her stay in a hospital, some physical some psychological that have a direct influence on the final outcome.
John was happy. He was 21 years-old and studying the second course of a Medical School, his dream since he was a teenager. Biking, swimming, were an important time in his live. But everything was going to change in a second.