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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:43 PM

3. When I was in the Army, my elbow swelled up about half-again its normal size...

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... was very very tender and CHERRY-red. The doctor I worked with thought it was secondary syphilis(!!!!!)
and sent me to the hospital. The doctor who checked me out asked me a coupla questions and then took me
in to the young doctors waiting for him to take them on rounds.
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Turns out during the week prior, I had been ironing my uniform and extremely briefly touched the iron to
the skin of my right wrist -- just enough to redden it a little bit, but also enough to introduce a bacteria which
moved up to my next nearest joint.
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He told the young doctors that the misdiagnosis was what occurs when you look for the exotic without ruling
out the common and much more frequent first.
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PHEW!!!!
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