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Quiz about Its Never Lupus
Quiz about Its Never Lupus

It's Never Lupus Trivia Quiz


"House, MD" is a great medical drama, and fans of the show might be aware that lupus is an ongoing joke by the show's producers: although often diagnosed, it never seems to be correct. See if you can remember these episodes where lupus was suspected.

A multiple-choice quiz by adams627. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
adams627
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
315,245
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Editor's Choice
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of House's employees is notorious for making the incorrect lupus diagnosis?
(Note: That employee resigns after Season 3, but returns to work at Princeton-Plainsboro in a different department.)
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The first diagnosis of lupus occurs in the Season 1 "Detox" episode. A teenage boy presents symptoms of uncontrollable coughing and coughing up blood. Weeks later, the boy continues the bleed uncontrollably. Cancer and lupus are suspected, but ultimately rejected. The patient gets a retina clot and loses his vision, and he begins to vomit despite treatment. After the patient hallucinates his dead cat, House comes to the correct diagnosis: naphthalene poisoning. What type of animal caused the poisoning? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In Season 2's "Clueless", a man who begins to choke is rushed to Princeton-Plainsboro and quickly recovers, but his condition deteriorates at the hospital. After the patient develops a terrible itch, the team diagnoses either lupus or a food allergy. House, on the other hand, suspects heavy metal poisoning. The patient develops pain in his feet and again suffers respiratory difficulty. House suspects that the patient's wife is poisoning him, and he eventually proves his theory. With what metal did the wife nearly kill her husband? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. By season 3, lupus had become an inside joke on the series. In the episode "Finding Judas", House reveals that he secretly stores what in a lupus textbook? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Merry Little Christmas" occurs directly after "Finding Judas", and centers around a young girl who has a collapsed lung. After liver and pancreas failure, the team suspects either lupus or cancer is responsible. House suspects Stihl's disease, but eventually realizes that the patient has Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Why didn't the team realize the diagnosis earlier? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. During the Season 3 episode "Informed Consent", House and his team diagnose Dr. Ezra Powell, a renowned cancer researcher. Powell asks for the team to stop testing him and euthanize him, but their morals interfere. House asks for one day to make a diagnosis. After an MRI, House suspects that lupus is the answer. However, it ends up that Powell has the terminal form of which disease, which is also commonly diagnosed on "House"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Season 4's first episode, "Alone" occurs after House's original team leaves him, and he takes the case of a woman who hallucinates and then collapses. Lupus is the first diagnosis for the case, made by whom? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "The Right Stuff" features a female pilot with NASA who hallucinates in a flight simulator and experiences synesthesia (hearing colors or seeing sounds). House, who is trying to select his new team, asks for diagnoses, which include lupus. The patient has a psychotic attack, but she resists surgery because it will obstruct her future career. Finally, who makes which correct diagnosis in the nick of time? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A champion drag racer collapses after a successful race in "Whatever it Takes". After a visitor from the CIA takes House to another patient, his fellows have to diagnose and treat the racer on their own. After the patient gets a fever and has a seizure, Taub suspects lupus and Foreman diagnoses multiple sclerosis. When a polio test comes back positive, the team believes they have found the answer; however, they realize that it's not correct. What eventually is the diagnosis? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "You Don't Want to Know" features a magician who starts bleeding during a magic show attended by some of House's fellows. He then begins to have a serious nosebleed, and eventually has a seizure. House suspects amyloidosis, but a discussion with Wilson leads him to the correct diagnosis. What did the magician suffer from? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of House's employees is notorious for making the incorrect lupus diagnosis? (Note: That employee resigns after Season 3, but returns to work at Princeton-Plainsboro in a different department.)

Answer: Cameron

It is usually Cameron who is responsible for the lupus diagnosis. In fact, the Season 2 "House MD" DVD comes with a featured montage of Cameron's lupus diagnoses in various episodes.
2. The first diagnosis of lupus occurs in the Season 1 "Detox" episode. A teenage boy presents symptoms of uncontrollable coughing and coughing up blood. Weeks later, the boy continues the bleed uncontrollably. Cancer and lupus are suspected, but ultimately rejected. The patient gets a retina clot and loses his vision, and he begins to vomit despite treatment. After the patient hallucinates his dead cat, House comes to the correct diagnosis: naphthalene poisoning. What type of animal caused the poisoning?

Answer: Termites

House decides to autopsy the patient's dead cat and realizes that the cat also suffered the termites' poison. The patient remained stable during for weeks because his body did not metabolize the napthalene stored in fat cells. When transferred to the hospital, he stopped eating, which caused his body to begin to process the poison and eventually shut down his liver. Foreman and Chase search the house and find a huge termite nest in the boy's bedroom.

The subplot of the episode concerns a bet between House and Cuddy. She bets him a month of clinic duty if he can go a week without Vicodin. He deliberately breaks his hand to allow endorphins to flow, and is in pain delirium for much of the episode. Although he wins the bet, House admits that he is a drug addict and will continue using Vicodin.
3. In Season 2's "Clueless", a man who begins to choke is rushed to Princeton-Plainsboro and quickly recovers, but his condition deteriorates at the hospital. After the patient develops a terrible itch, the team diagnoses either lupus or a food allergy. House, on the other hand, suspects heavy metal poisoning. The patient develops pain in his feet and again suffers respiratory difficulty. House suspects that the patient's wife is poisoning him, and he eventually proves his theory. With what metal did the wife nearly kill her husband?

Answer: Gold

House corners the wife in the bathroom, where she is preparing to wash the gold compound off of her hands. He applies a chemical to her hands that reacts with gold to turn bright purple, and his somewhat outlandish theory is proven correct. The man eventually recovers after a lung transplant. House wins $100 in a bet off Cameron: he had insisted at the beginning of the episode that the patient's marital relationship was unhappy despite appearance.
4. By season 3, lupus had become an inside joke on the series. In the episode "Finding Judas", House reveals that he secretly stores what in a lupus textbook?

Answer: His Vicodin stash

"Finding Judas" centers around a young girl who suffers from acute intermitten porphyria, essentially an allergy to light. However, the main subplot of the episode is House's battle with Detective Tritter, who is seeking information about House's drug habits to ruin his medical career. After running out of Vicodin, House has to access pills from his "secret stash", leading to an interesting exchange.

Dr. Foreman: "You hide drugs in a lupus textbook?"
Dr. House: "It's never lupus."

"It's never lupus" became somewhat of a motto for the television show, spawning a T-shirt craze with the phrase written underneath House's face.
5. "Merry Little Christmas" occurs directly after "Finding Judas", and centers around a young girl who has a collapsed lung. After liver and pancreas failure, the team suspects either lupus or cancer is responsible. House suspects Stihl's disease, but eventually realizes that the patient has Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Why didn't the team realize the diagnosis earlier?

Answer: The girl was extremely short, so they thought she was a dwarf.

The patient's mother was a dwarf, so the team naturally assumed that her unexpectedly short daughter had inherited the gene. They were wrong: in a bizarre turn of events, the girl had normal genes, but neurological difficulties limited her growth. After x-raying the patient's leg, House and his team realize that she had normal bone growth, indicating that maybe the dwarf wasn't really a dwarf.

Throughout the episode, House's feud with Tritter escalates. He is ostracized from the team and communicates his ideas through Foreman until he realizes the diagnosis.
6. During the Season 3 episode "Informed Consent", House and his team diagnose Dr. Ezra Powell, a renowned cancer researcher. Powell asks for the team to stop testing him and euthanize him, but their morals interfere. House asks for one day to make a diagnosis. After an MRI, House suspects that lupus is the answer. However, it ends up that Powell has the terminal form of which disease, which is also commonly diagnosed on "House"?

Answer: Amyloidosis

At a critical moment in the episode, Cameron confronts Powell about his beliefs and consoles him, but manages to get a skin sample for testing. House realizes that Powell's disease is terminal, but the episode implies that Cameron euthanized Powell before he died from the disease.
7. Season 4's first episode, "Alone" occurs after House's original team leaves him, and he takes the case of a woman who hallucinates and then collapses. Lupus is the first diagnosis for the case, made by whom?

Answer: A janitor

House tries bouncing ideas off the hospital's janitor, who suggests lupus as an inside joke. In the end, House realizes that his lack of a team led to the confusion of a fairly easy-to-solve problem that was complicated by hospital error. Two patients' records were switched, and House hadn't realized the error, although any of his original fellows would have noticed the mistake.

At the end of the episode, he begins a competition to pick his new diagnostic team.
8. "The Right Stuff" features a female pilot with NASA who hallucinates in a flight simulator and experiences synesthesia (hearing colors or seeing sounds). House, who is trying to select his new team, asks for diagnoses, which include lupus. The patient has a psychotic attack, but she resists surgery because it will obstruct her future career. Finally, who makes which correct diagnosis in the nick of time?

Answer: Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome, made by Chase

Throughout the episode, the pilot refuses several diagnostic procedures if they can be traced, and House tries to take the case off the record. In the end, however, House tells her that he informed NASA about her chronic disease, which she believes will destroy her career. Chase and Cameron return to Princeton-Plainsboro, albeit in different departments. Foreman returns too, but later, and he eventually rejoins House's team after realizing that he is too much like House.
9. A champion drag racer collapses after a successful race in "Whatever it Takes". After a visitor from the CIA takes House to another patient, his fellows have to diagnose and treat the racer on their own. After the patient gets a fever and has a seizure, Taub suspects lupus and Foreman diagnoses multiple sclerosis. When a polio test comes back positive, the team believes they have found the answer; however, they realize that it's not correct. What eventually is the diagnosis?

Answer: Heat stroke

Foreman's original diagnosis was heat stroke, but Brennan (one of the job applicants) attacks the theory and fakes a polio test to suit his results. Then, he fakes treatment with massive amounts of Vitamin C. Upon House's return, Brennan quits.

The sick CIA agent that House oversaw had selenium poisoning from eating too many horse chestnuts. Both patients eventually recover.
10. "You Don't Want to Know" features a magician who starts bleeding during a magic show attended by some of House's fellows. He then begins to have a serious nosebleed, and eventually has a seizure. House suspects amyloidosis, but a discussion with Wilson leads him to the correct diagnosis. What did the magician suffer from?

Answer: Lupus

House realizes that the patient had lupus after discussing blood types with Wilson: the magician had been given blood of a different type to perform his magic tricks, which caused an autoimmune reaction. Lupus occurs when the body produces antibodies that attack its own cells.

Although referring to eight separate diseases, lupus on "House" is specifically referring to SLE, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Symptoms include anaemia, arthritis, fever, malaise, rashes, weight loss, skin lesions, and a "butterfly" rash. Lupus has no cure.
Source: Author adams627

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