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December 12, 2013

Playstation gamer develops deep vein thrombosis

He sought medical attention for pain in his legs after playing eight hours a day, four days straight, in bed

ABC News

If you think no harm can befall you while you're swashbuckling in the virtual world, you might want to take heed of a sobering new report.

A recent case study published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports found that one man developed a potentially life-threatening condition after playing video games for eight hours a day for four days straight.

The unidentified patient, who played while in bed, sought medical help after noticing swelling and pain in his legs. Doctors found that he had deep vein thrombosis and had multiple blood clots in his legs.

Read full storyVideo Game Leads to Life-Threatening Condition for Gamer

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