When the Body Shuts Down (Mystery Diagnosis) | Medical Documentary | Reel Truth

Ever since she was born, young Kylie Monica’s parents knew there is something wrong with her. Kylie has low birth weight, a cleft palate, a deformed thumb, and breathing difficulties from diamond blackfan anemia. Seventeen-year-old star athlete Michael Iniguez suddenly develops a sore, swollen throat, spiking fevers, chills, night sweats, and swollen feet. Soon, his kidneys begin to fail, and he goes into septic shock. All of Michael’s symptoms turn out to be caused by a rare, life-threatening bacterial disease called Lemierre’s Disease.

Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to real-life medical mysteries ailments that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as medical professionals struggle to understand their baffling conditions. Mystery diagnosis tells their stories. Through interviews and dramatic recreations, each medical mystery is recounted in vivid detail. Symptoms emerge, specialists are called in, but still the daily struggle continues. And then one day, because of a patients relentless pursuit of an accurate diagnosis, or a forward thinking doctor, the problem is solved and a true diagnosis given.

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