DDx is medical shorthand for differential diagnosis, and this is a medical podcast about how doctors think and learn on the job. In the first season of medical DDx, physicians share some of their most memorable cases and the lessons they taught them.
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A 19-year-old with sickle cell disease is well-known to emergency medicine physicians as a “frequent flyer”. Every time they see her it’s due to chronic pain related to her disease. Except for the one time it isn’t.