People have been frustrated after seeing the “Mystery Diagnosis Baby Julie” video on Discovery Health’s official website when they were left hanging by the video. The video showed the problems that the baby had but never the final correct diagnosis. That is mainly the reason why people are searching for the continuation of the answer to this video. They are even making jokes that they should call Dr. House because he knows what’s wrong with Baby Julie. Some day, House M.D. might feature this kind of health condition in one of their episodes.
Babies are the hardest to diagnose because they cannot express themselves on what they really feel. They will only let you know if they are in dire pain when they cry like there’s no tomorrow. You can only observe their temperature and their behavior and probably do some blood tests when examining them.
A commenter on YouTube suggested that it may be Stevens-Johnson Syndrome as she researched it on Google with the name Julie. Another commenter also said the she watched that episode on Discovery Channel and that indeed it is the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
According to Wikipedia, the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a life-threatening condition affecting mainly the skin causing the epidermis and the dermis to seperate through cell death. It’s also thought to be as a hypersensitivity condition. Its symptoms are conjunctivitis of the eyes for children but it usually starts with fever and sore throat. Most often, this is misdiagnosed and antibiotics are being given to the patient like what happened to Baby Julie. When it gets worse, lesions appear in mucous membranes such as mouth, lips, genital and anal regions which causes difficulty in eating, drinking and bowel movement. Rashes also occurs all over the skin.
The Stevens-Johnson Syndrom or SJS is said to be the milder version of toxic epidermal necrolysis and is caused by an immune system disorder.
To know more about the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, you can search the web and read books through your own research to know more about Stevens-Johnson Syndrom and Baby Julie’s mysterious condition.