The Girl With The Fiery Eye

A 20-something's trek through Europe followed by a bad sore throat and inflammation add up to a rare twist on a common infectious disease.

Kara was leggy and tan, with a long, tawny mane. Her smile was as warm as the summer sun. But, oh, her right eye! Where it should have shone snowy white, my patient’s sclera — the tough, fibrous coating near her iris — glowed neon red. Plus, something else about Kara’s appearance was not quite right. Despite her slim limbs, her face was puffy and round. To anyone trained in medicine, the evidence spoke for itself. While battling her angry eye, the 28-year-old fashion de...

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