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 is from Old One - illustrated by him and animated by his son. It features an arthropod that measures a few millimeters in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 13, 2019
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for November include the following sub-specialties: Cytogenetics, Genetics, Gynecological, and Molecular Genetics.
By MCL Education • November 13, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case is from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The following object was seen in a concentrated stool specimen from a 3-year-old toddler with diarrhea (40x objective). It measures 45 micrometers in greatest dimension. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 6, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of this week, Dr. Pritt has shared photos from her annual Halloween party, and a special 'unknown' from Old One. Feel free to guess what guests' costumes were.
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 30, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was generously donated by Professor Agnes Kurniawan from the University of Indonesia. The following motile structure was reported to emerge from the anus of a man from rural Indonesia. He had no other gastrointestinal symptoms. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 23, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was donated by Blaine Mathison and Marc Couturier. The following forms were seen on peripheral blood smears. No travel history is available at this time. How would you recommend reporting out this case? Are there any additional studies you would recommend?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 16, 2019
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for October include the following sub-specialties: Cytogenetics, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Neuropathology, and Transfusion Medicine.
By MCL Education • October 15, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. It's time for our first case of the month by Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The patient is a 50 yo Belgian patient returning from Italy with intestinal complaints coughs up the following worm. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 9, 2019