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. The following worm was found in a specimen obtained during a colonoscopy. It measured approximately 2 mm long. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 15, 2020
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for January include the following sub-specialties: bone and soft tissue, cellular therapy, laboratory genetics and genomics, and pulmonary
By MCL Education • January 14, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. Happy New Years everyone! Can anyone tell who this little arthropod is?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 2, 2020
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. Happy Holidays to all readers! Can anyone tell what this little arthropod is?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 25, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case is Dr. Charles (Chuck) Sturgis. He noted the following structures on a Papanicolaou-stained anal Pap smear (performed for cancer screening). They measure approximately 14 micrometers in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 18, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's cool case is from Dr. Marta Maia. The specimen is skin currettings, and the object was viewed using a dissecting microscope. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 11, 2019
This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for December include the following sub-specialties: Biochemical Genetics, Bone and Soft Tissue, Dermatopathology, and Genitourinary.
By MCL Education • December 10, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case is the first case of the month, a regular feature by Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The following objects were seen in an unstained duodenal aspirate specimen. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 4, 2019