A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

This case is based on newsletter in literature by Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. Link below. Non-clinical elements (e.g. initials, story details, and many others) are adapted. Peer Review: Dr. Nikhil Parelkar.

I initially had one more case for video clip of a vitamin b12 deficiency I saw as a student about a woman on an overly rigorous diet. I did not release it because the details were more tough than I would like for a video clip. The clinical principles and technology of that case and this one are the same.

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A Boy Ate 150 Gummy Vitamins For Breakfast. This Is What Happened To His Bones.
A Mom Drank 3 Gallons Water In 2 Hours. This is What Happened to Her Brain.
A Grandma Ate Cookie Dough For Lunch Every Week. This Is What Happened To Her Bones.
These cases are patients who I, or my co-workers have seen. They are de-identified and many instances have been presented in more depth in an academic setting. These videos are not individual medical advice and are for general educational purposes only. I do not give medical advice over the internet, see your own physician in person for that.


MRI Images courtesy Dr Bruno Di Munzio. Radiopaedia.org rID:41113

[0] Harrison R, Warburton V, Lux A, Atan D. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31476767

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  1. 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

  2. I’ve probably watched too many of these loud meme videos I think 😐😑

  3. thank you for yet another great video!!! these really make my week. thanks gor everything man! my dream is to be a doctor , you really inspire me . 💜💜

  4. Your explanation of 20/200 vision was wrong and made no sense. It’s supposed to mean that he needs to be 20 ft away to see something that a normal person can see at 200 ft.

  5. He definelty smelled like shit

  6. PewDiePie: I’m gonna end this man’s career, *Copy strikes the chubby emu

  7. 98% of the comments: *MiTocHoNdRia iS tHe pOwErHouSe oF ThE cELl*

  8. I love that you went into detail about the biochemistry. c:

  9. Interesting

  10. My question is, with all that grease and stuff, does he have a lot of pimples/acne?

    Cuz if I eat junk food for even two days I break out.

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