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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. 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
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was generously donated by Dr. David Hernandez Gonzalo. The patient is a middle-aged male who presented with abdominal discomfort and nausea. An endoscopy was performed which revealed the following object in the gastric antrum. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 2, 2019
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share five case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your laboratory genetics & genomics, bone & soft tissue, renal, infectious disease, and gastroenterology pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By MCL Education • September 20, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. is our monthly case by Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. It's short and sweet: The following was found in a stool specimen from a 3-year-old child with diarrhea. It measures approximately 80 micrometers in diameter. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 11, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents a bit of a conundrum from a 50 year old woman with recent travel to Kenya. What is the identification based on the blood smear? How might this correlate with the rapid antigen test?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 28, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week, Dr. Pritt's case involves a parasite found in some fresh salmon. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 21, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was donated by Dr. Neil Harris and Dr. Stacy Beal. The patient is an infant with a history of tracheobronchomalacia and "eosinophilia" on prior bronchoscopy. A routine complete blood count was negative without evidence of peripheral eosinophilia. The following structures were seen on a Giemsa-stained bronchoalveolar lavage specimen using the 100x objective. They have a diameter of 1-3 micrometers. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 14, 2019
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share five case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your clinical microbiology, bone and soft tissue, clinical, infectious disease, and gastroenterology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By MCL Education • August 13, 2019