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, generously donated by Dr. Tara Ness, with filming credit to the Lab Hlathi Team in eSwatini. See a video of this parasite here. The following arthropod was found in the urine specimen of a man with HIV and a history of dysuria. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • June 12, 2019
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share six case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your bone and soft tissue, surgical, clinical, genitourinary pathology, hematopathology and laboratory genetics and genomics knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By MCL Education • June 11, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case, from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, features 1-cm long structure was extracted from a Belgian patient returning from Ghana. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • June 5, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features two different types of objects seen in a trichrome-stained stool specimen that was screened by a digital slide image and machine learning platform. How did it do? Did it find real parasites?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 29, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features the following worm noted in the toilet of a patient with an extensive international travel history. See a video of this parasite here. What's the identification?
By MCL Education • May 22, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features an interesting finding in a concentrated stool specimen. The individual structures are approximately 25 micrometers in length, while the longer tubular structure is 330 micrometers long. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 15, 2019
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share six case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your cytopathology, anatomic and clinical, and molecular genetic pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By MCL Education • May 14, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features multiple small (3-6 µm), round structures identified after a stool specimen was submitted for parasite examination. The patient is a 15-year-old boy returning from swimming camp, who presents with several-day history of profuse watery diarrhea. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 8, 2019