Everyone get their tickets out! The results are in and the diagnosis is…

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Endocarditis

It was a tough call. The TEE test was negative for bacteria on my heart valves and so far my blood cultures haven’t grown. But, the symptoms are so classic and the response to treatment so dramatic that the infection disease doctor seems certain that’s the cause. The cure is four weeks intravenous antibiotics which means I’ll be playing “doctor” at home in a different way for the next month.

All winning tickets should be sent to our redemption center in Ullan Baator.

Tom IV

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