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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition
About: Man self-diagnoses Behcet's disease after rejecting doctor's depression diagnosis
Date: 19 September 2003
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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