CASE STUDIES

 

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 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
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
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share three case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your anatomic and clinical pathology, laboratory genetics and genomics, and pathology and cytology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By Michelle Odean • February 5, 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
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features the following worm. She was ripped in half, and only the anterior end was submitted to us. If intact, she would have measured approximately 1 cm long. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 9, 2019