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The real malady of Marcel Proust and what it reveals about diagnostic errors in medicine.

Douglas Y. The real malady of Marcel Proust and what it reveals about diagnostic errors in medicine. Med Hypotheses. 2016;90:14-8. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2016.02.024.

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June 8, 2016
Douglas Y. Med Hypotheses. 2016;90:14-8.

Rare diseases can present unique diagnostic challenges for clinicians. This commentary draws from a historical case of diagnostic error to illustrate how availability bias and lack of sensitivity for patients who are considered difficult can contribute to misdiagnosis.

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Douglas Y. The real malady of Marcel Proust and what it reveals about diagnostic errors in medicine. Med Hypotheses. 2016;90:14-8. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2016.02.024.