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Sarah portrayed by Jen Drake and Patient JP portrayed by her son.
This patient presented to a hospital in the Illinois Medical District, 2008.

Peer Review: Dr. J Patel and Dr. Nikhil Parelkar
Production Assistant: Bradley Williams

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