Vital Signs

Appendicitis? Or something else?

By Tony Dajer|Sunday, July 24, 2005
RELATED TAGS: INFECTIOUS DISEASES
The patient’s sister pointed to the form lying on the stretcher. “It’s pouring out of him, doctor.” Then she lifted the sheet. “We even had to put these on.” The young man, looking gaunt and miserable, reflexively pulled up his knees for cover. But there they were, diapers as puffy as pantaloons. I stared, trying to remember if I’d ever seen Pampers on a 22-year-old. “How often?” I asked. “All the time,” the sister said. &ldqu...
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