The peril of treating your progeny

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 26 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2307
  1. Suran Fernando, clinical immunologist, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Australia
  1. suran{at}

    Lucy was in her 30s with a promising career as an internet programmer and a lucrative offer to work in Asia. She also zealously volunteered her time and service to an international health organisation. She was the daughter of a practising doctor, who was successful in his own right.

    However, a recent history of headaches and photophobia had increased in intensity to the point of Lucy being hospitalised. The results of imaging of the brain, performed …

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