PathWays Case Study: Nov. 8
The following pieces of tissue (labeled "skin") were received in the laboratory from an 80-year-old man. No further history was available. On closer examination, they appeared to be friable 'scabs.'
Examination with a dissecting scope (40x original magnification) revealed the following:
Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Consultant, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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