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Health hazards at home

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1 Jul 2016 - General
 

Speaking of health hazards at home, can you recall an incidence in which one of your family members got sick and you spent hours to figure out where things went wrong just to find out that it all began in your living room?

This is something that happened at my home. A couple years back my sister developed fever with generalized lymphadenopathy. After visiting 2 doctors, spending several days at the hospital and many investigations, she was ultimately diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. I was a medical student back then, too young to make a connection between lymphadenitis and our pet cat sleeping on my sister’s bed!