Individuals diagnosed with PI often identify with zebras. This is based on an old saying. In medical school, many doctors learn the saying, “when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras” and are taught to focus on the likeliest possibilities when making a diagnosis, not the unusual ones. However, sometimes physicians need to look for a zebra. Patients with PI are the zebras of the medical world. So IDF says THINK ZEBRA!
IDF is grateful to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation for their support of this book and to the healthcare professionals, educators, adults and children in the IDF community for their input throughout the creation of the story.
Individuals and families can download or order a hard copy of A Zebra Tale at www.primaryimmune.org/idf-publications. Hard copies can be mailed within the U.S. only.