Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects found in stool of a toddler living in the Oceania region. There were motile and described as “rice like”. Microscopic examination of the expressed material revealed structures measuring 25-35 µm in diameter. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 20, 2019

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL), sits down with Curtis Hanson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of MCL, to discuss value-based medicine.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 15, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following, seen in a scraping of a papule from a patient with rosacea. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 13, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features objects seen in a stool specimen (direct wet prep) from a child with watery diarrhea. The objects measure approximately 40-45 µm in length. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 6, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features arthropods that are being reared to better understand their role as vectors of a human pathogen in the Belize region. What pathogen is this?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 27, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects that were seen in a wet mount of a concentrated stool specimen. The specimen was obtained from a West African baboon, but this finding may also be seen in human stool specimens. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 20, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following that was noted in skin scrapings from an elderly man. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 13, 2019

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, reflects on his time as chair of the department as he reaches the midway point of his tenure.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • February 7, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects that were seen on a wet mount (with iodine) of a concentrated stool specimen (400x original magnification). Size is between 15 and 20 µm in length. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 6, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects that were seen in a wet mount of a concentrated stool specimen from a 50-year-old woman. They measure approximately 50-60 micrometers in greatest dimension. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 30, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a middle-aged man who recently returned from Tanzania. He presented with multiple furuncular lesions. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 23, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a toddler who passed the following 15-cm long worm. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 16, 2019

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sits down with Dr. Anil Parwani from The Ohio State University to talk about digital pathology.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • January 10, 2019