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Quiz: What's the Diagnosis?

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Are you a medical symptom sleuth?

One of our most popular columns, Vital Signs, goes behind the scenes of doctors’ diagnoses of their trickiest cases. (Subscribers can read all the archives here.)

Now we want to give you a chance in the doctor’s chair. Take a crack at the following quiz questions and test your medical mettle. We’ll give you a set of symptoms, and it’s up to you to put on your stethoscope and diagnose the condition.

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