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Man self-diagnoses Behcet's disease after rejecting doctor's depression diagnosis

A doctor told a man he was suffering from depression and mental illness when he presented with genital ulcers, severe exhaustion and depression. The man researched his condition and discovered he had Behcet's disease - a rare arthritic condition. The variety of symptoms and rareness of the disease means it is often misdiagnosed.

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About: Man self-diagnoses Behcet's disease after rejecting doctor's depression diagnosis

Date: 19 September 2003

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2847885.stm

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