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Descriptions and photographs of individuals are often included in narrative essays and news stories in medical and health journals. However, if these descriptions or photographs identify patients or anyone in an actual patient-clinician encounter, the authors should be asked to deidentify those patients. Such deidentification should not include altering data or facts or presenting composites of multiple patients as a single case. Identifying details may be omitted but may not be altered or falsified. If patients cannot be deidentified, their written consent for publication must be obtained (...