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, 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
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week, Dr. Pritt posted her 555th case. In honor of reaching this number, she is asking readers to try to think of things to do with parasites that involve the number five. If you have anything to share, please post it as a comment on her blog.
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 7, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case was generously donated by Florida Fan. The following are seen on Giemsa-stained thick and thin blood films. No history is immediately available. What's the Diagnosis? Any additional information you would like?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 31, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's (interesting but somewhat disturbing) case was generously donated by Dr. José A. T. Poloni. The following was submitted from a fresh (unfixed) stool specimen. What's the most likely identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 24, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case is from Blaine Mathison. The following were seen on a trichrome-stained stool specimen. They averaged 5 to 7 micrometers in greatest dimension. A Giardia antigen test was positive. What’s the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 17, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case.This week's case was generously donated by Florida Fan and is very appropriate for this time of the year! The following objects were seen on a stool specimen that had been stained by Wright-Giemsa to look for fecal leukocytes (total magnification 1000x). Preliminary identification? What additional stain would you like to perform to confirm your diagnosis?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 10, 2019