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a.k.a. Parasite Gal
a.k.a. Parasite Gal

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Case of the Week 506
This week's case is an arthropod removed from an elderly male who recently returned from safari in Tanzania. Identification? What infectious organisms are potentially transmitted by this arthropod?
Case of the Week 506
Case of the Week 506
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Answer to Case 505
Answer: Dermatobia hominis, the human botfly There are several helpful features in this case that allow for the diagnosis: Overall "robust" and somewhat pear-shaped body with a narrow posterior.  Large spines on all but the terminal 3 body segments Supporti...
Answer to Case 505
Answer to Case 505
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Parasite Case of the Week 505
This week features our monthly case from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp . The patient presented with a non-healing back ulcer shortly after returning from a trip to Bolivia. The following was removed from the ulcer:
Parasite Case of the Week 505
Parasite Case of the Week 505
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Answer to Case 504
Answer: Trichuris trichiura, the human whipworm. It's hard to top Blaine's excellent description of the diagnostic features for this case: " Trichuris trichiura . If the eggs in utero were not enough, there is also stichocytes and bacillary bands (best seen...
Answer to Case 504
Answer to Case 504
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All, I’d like to hear from you regarding how you use my parasite case of the week blog for educating yourself or others. If you have time, please email me your answers to the following questions. 1. Do you look at the posts shortly after they come through, ...
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Case of the Week 504
For this week's case, I'm going to take advantage of whole slide imaging technology via the cloud. The specimen is a section of large bowel obtained at autopsy. The prosectors were surprised to see several small worm-like objects attached to the bowel mucos...
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Answer to Case 503
Answer: Demodex folliculorum , the follicle mite. What is it doing on the toe? Well, toes have follicles too! It's true that we generally think of these little mites on the face, but they can be found anywhere on the skin. Interestingly, dogs (and possibly ...
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Case of the Week 503
This week's case is a fun identification from Florida Fan. A podiatrist submitted a toe nail sample from an elderly female for fungal smear and culture. Fungus wasn't seen using KOH Calcofluor staining, but instead something else was noted: Identification? ...
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Case of the Week 503
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Answer to Case 502
Answer: Borrelia spp., relapsing fever group. Molecular studies are needed to definitively identify the causative agent. However, knowing the exposure history of the patient also helps narrow the differential. In this case, we later found out that the patie...
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Case of the Week 502
This week's case is of a patient with recurrent fevers. No further history is available, but the following were noted on Giemsa-stained thin blood films: Identification? What additional test would be helpful for confirming your diagnosis?
Case of the Week 502
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