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Chicago-area doctor works herpes case in 'Untold Stories of the ER'

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December 11, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Chicago-area physician Matt Valente is challenged with a difficult diagnosis in the latest episode of Discovery Fit & Health's "Untold Stories of the ER."

Valente's middle-aged patient appears to have had a stroke, but Valente isn't convinced that's her ailment. The woman's grown children, including a son who is a medical intern, insist Valente treat her for the stroke. But after she suffers a seizure, Valente considers another possibility: She has herpes.

The episode, called "Dumpster Smash," airs at 9 p.m. Dec. 13 on DFH and repeats at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 on TLC.

"Untold Stories of the ER" recounts emergency room cases through reenactments and interviews. Valente practices medicine in both Evanston and Rockford and did his residency in emergency medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals, according to state records.

Discovery Fit & Health says the following about the other stories presented in "Dumpster Smash:"

When paramedics rush a man who's been badly injured in a freak dumpster accident into a rural ER, Dr. Kevin Klauer and his team have to stabilize the patient for medevac transfer to a trauma center. But with each passing minute, they discover more and more grave complications that require extreme measures to save the patient's life. Emergency Department Nurse Terry Foster finds himself in an unusual predicament: the only bed in which he can treat an overdosing foul-mouthed prostitute is right next to an elderly nun who's awaiting hip surgery.

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