Thursday, 19 December 2013


"When you hear hoof beats think horses, not zebras"

Zebra is the medical slang for arriving at an exotic medical diagnosis when a more commonplace explanation is more likely.

Medical students are taught to look for the more commonplace diagnosis. This means that those patients with a more exotic condition tend to wait longer for a proper diagnosis.

Hypermobility Syndrome type III or Elhers Danlos Syndrome are often ignored or mis-diagnosed. I am currently awaiting a proper diagnosis for my daughter and this blog is to record our journey.

Lucy is my little zebra.

1 comment:

  1. hello- I am reading your blog and feel like I am reading our story. Thank you for sharing all of this...


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