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About House, M.D.

House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on the various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.

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Jackson Smith

Jackson Smith was the patient with genetic mosaicism in the episode The Softer Side who collapsed after a basketball game. He is portrayed by actor Dominic Scott Kay.

Medical History

Jackson was born with both male and female DNA and ambiguous genitalia. His parents decided to raise him as a male and surgery was performed to remove female characteristics from his genital region. His parents did not disclose his condition to him, but gave him testosterone pills which he was told were vitamins.

Case History

Jackson was playing basketball when he clutched his stomach and collapsed on the floor unconscious. He was not in any obvious physical distress before he collapsed. He was taken to the emergency room of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital where he complained of persistent pain in his pelvis. Dr. Cuddy brought the case to Dr. House and informed him that the parents had not disclosed the genetic mosaicism to Jackson.

Dr. House brought the file to his team. Dr. Foreman thought it might be dehydration, but Dr. Kutner noted that Jackson had been given fluids. Dr. Foreman argued that chronic dehydration wouldn't go away that quickly. Dr. Taub thought it was more likely to be a condition related to his intersex disorder, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia or Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome. However, Dr. Kutner noted that Jackson's genome contained both an XX and XY chromosome and those conditions only happened with different genome configurations. Dr. Hadley thought it might be a blind uterus and wanted to give the patient an MRI with contrast. However, Dr. Foreman thought it was more likely that other doctors would have seen that and thought it was complications from his genital surgery. Dr. House agreed that examining the uethra was the best idea. However, when the parents thought he had a blind uterus as well and asked for an MRI, Dr. House agreed.

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―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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