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Short case studies from Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, and allied health staff

 

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Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a whole slide image of an H&E-stained section from a bladder resection. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 12, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a stool specimen from a traveler returning from Iran. No clinical data is available, nor any additional lab results. The photos show structures that were found in the patient’s stools. The average size of these objects is 42 x 25 µm. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 5, 2018
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share three case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your neuropathology, anatomic pathology, and Surgical pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By mayocliniclabs • December 4, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a small "worm" following removal during screening colonoscopy. It was tan-white and measured approximately 1.3 cm in length. The following are photos of its microscopic appearance. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 28, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a Thanksgiving theme. Which parasites can you get from eating undercooked turkey (the centerpiece of the classic Thanksgiving day feast)? Here is one of them in a squash preparation of a brain biopsy. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 21, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features the following object that was seen in a urine sediment. It was initially moving, but very quickly died. It measures approximately 130 micrometers in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 14, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a 45-year-old female patient who was suspected of having an infection with "Strongyloides stercoralis." A stool specimen was provided for Baermann concentration. The following structure was found, measuring about 300 µm in extended state. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 7, 2018
CASE STUDIES   Short case studies from Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, and allied health staff […]
By mayocliniclabs • November 6, 2018