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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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Brandon Merrell

Brandon Merrell was the patient in the episode Occam's Razor.

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Brandon was brought into the emergency room after he collapsed after having sex. His girlfriend noted that before he collapsed he was complaining of a cough and nausea and had a rash on his abdomen.

James Wilson referred the case to Gregory House because the patient's blood pressure was low and did not rise when he was given intravenous fluids. The patient was suffering from fever, a cough, nausea, a rash, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. The patient's CBC was unremarkable and the abdominal CT scan did not show anything. Robert Chase suggested an infection, but this would not explain the rash or cough. Eric Foreman suggested arthritis and vasculitis, but this would not explain low blood pressure. Allison Cameron suggested an allergy, but this would not explain the abdominal pain. Dr. Chase suggested a carcinoid. However, Dr. Cameron pointed out no condition would cause all the symptoms. Dr. House believed the blood pressure was the most pressing problem. He ordered antibiotics for sepsis along with a cort-stim test and an echocardiogram.

The patient's girlfriend admitted to Dr. Chase that they had engaged in rough sex before he collapsed, but Dr. Chase dismissed this as a cause for the patient's symptoms.

Dr. Foreman believed it might be a virus. He also noted from the patient's tests that the patient's blood pressure had fallen further, there was fluid in his lungs, and his creatinine was rising - indications of kidney failure.

Dr. House added kidney failure to the list of symptoms, but Dr. Foreman put it down to the antibiotics. Dr. Foreman suggested that the low blood pressure was causing the abdominal pain - a viral heart infection was causing a lack of blood to the intestines, causing the pain. Although the presentation is very rare, it explained many of the symptoms except the cough and rash. Dr. House reviewed the previous differential diagnoses and circled the symptoms they cause. However, Dr. House noted a sinus infection combined with hypothyroidism would account for all the symptoms. He ordered the team to treat for both conditions and Dr.
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Cameron carried out the treatment. However, Dr. Foreman doubted that the patient had two independent conditions and went to test for viral infections. Dr. Cameron and Dr. Chase agreed to assist.

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February 2021 featured article

Thank you for waiting a week while I got around to posting the featured article for January. Next month's featured article will be another patient , …

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January 2021 featured article

Next month's featured article will be a patient from Season 1, Brandon Merrell

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Next month's featured article candidate is a long neglected stub - David Marciano's excellent turn as Murphy (neighbor). Please help us improve it to…

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After reviewing a few articles, I decided on Dana Miller. Please help us improve it to featured article status. SteveHFisyh (talk) 01:18, October 3, …

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