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. And now for something completely unrelated to COVID-19. For those of you able to get outdoors, keep a look out for these little critters. For those of you stuck inside, you might be happy that you are missing them. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • April 1, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The object below was found in the undergarments of a 35 year-old woman. No other history is provided. What's the identification? How would you sign this case out?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 18, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following specimen was submitted to surgical pathology for examination. No additional history was available. What's the identification? What structures are we seeing here?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 11, 2020
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for March include the following sub-specialties: Bone and Soft Tissue, Clinical Chemistry, Cytopathology, Gastroenterology, Neuropathology, Pulmonary & Surgical.
By MCL Education • March 10, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was kindly donated by Monica Jarvis and Liliana Arias. The patient is a young child who lives on a family farm. The mother noticed "worms" in the child's stool and submitted them to the laboratory for identification. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 26, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following were seen in skin scrapings collected from a middle-aged man complaining of itching. The motile objects measure approximately 0.3 mm in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 19, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following objects were seen in an EDTA blood specimen obtained from a patient with recent travel to sub-Saharan Africa. What's the identification? What additional analysis might be indicated?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 12, 2020
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for February include the following sub-specialties: Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology, Clinical Microbiology, Gastroenterology, Hematopathology, Infectious Disease, and Laboratory Genetics & Genomics
By MCL Education • February 11, 2020