Patient cracks her own mysterious diagnosis by studying her genetics

Kim Goodsell started noticing physical ailments about 20 years ago, when she was in her 30s and training for an Ironman triathlon. She said she felt “a strange instability” related to the adrenaline of training and had to drop out of the competition.

After finally being diagnosed with 2 rare diseases, “I started looking for what I called the unifying field theory to explain why I had both these conditions,” Goodsell said here at the Future of Genomic Medicine VII.

“As a physician, I’ve never met a patient like her,” Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, and editor-in-chief of Medscape, said during an interview. “She was able to crack the unifying diagnosis after having been told by the top experts in the country that she simply had bad luck.”

Read the full, original story: Patient Cracks Her Own Mysterious Dual Diagnosis

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