Monthy Case Studies - 1999
The following images were captured from a Wright-Giemsa stained thin blood film (100×). The patient is a 70-year-old woman from New Jersey. She has no history of travel outside the continental United States. She had a fever and was disoriented ten days prior to seeking medical attention.
The object in the following image was found in a wound on the toe of a field worker from Ecuador.
A 25-year-old woman, who immigrated from Angola, West Africa, went to a health clinic in Boston, MA complaining of fever, restlessness, and a sensation of something moving under her skin.
A 45-year-old Korean man was assigned to perform construction work in the Philippines. He went to a local hospital in the Philippines for persistent diarrhea.
A 19-year-old woman, who had lived most of her life in southeastern Alaska, spent a few days on a farm in Washington state during the early summer of 1998.
A mother submitted a stool specimen from her toddler-aged daughter for examination at a local clinic in California.
A 27-year-old serviceman had a routine blood smear examined for parasites at a Georgia Army hospital laboratory after returning from active duty in the Philippines.
An adult man, who is very active outdoors, complained of a slow growing bump on his elbow. The patient excised the object and a small amount of fluid.
An HIV-positive man was seen at a local hospital for severe diarrhea.
A 32-year-old woman from south Georgia developed an acute febrile illness in early July 1999 and was seen at a local hospital.
A 76-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Georgia with diabetes, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss.
The following images are fecal smears (trichrome stained) from a 61-year-old man with bloody and mucoid diarrhea.
A 67-year-old man from Mexico was seen at a health facility in Texas.
A 12-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo was diagnosed with malaria in a hospital in North Carolina.
An adult male patient went to a hospital in Virginia with symptoms suggestive of a complicated course of pneumonia, for which he was treated with antibiotics.
An adult man, an immigrant from El Salvador, went to the Emergency Room of a U.S. hospital with fever and confusion that did not respond to antibiotic treatment.
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (Tim Monson and Linda Kelly) sent this image to CDC.
A 36-year-old woman with a history of travel to Puerto Rico submitted a routine stool specimen.
The Michigan Department of Health received a worm that was passed rectally by a woman.
A hospital in Tennessee sent blood smears from a 49-year-old man to CDC.
A 52-year-old man developed malaria 13 months after returning from a visit to Kenya and the island of Zanzibar (Tanzania).
A single proglottid was sent to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory for identification. It came from a 9-month-old boy.
A boy with diarrhea was seen by a physician in Baltimore, MD.
A 42-year-old woman was seen in a New York City hospital for a fever that developed three days after her return from a two-week visit to Haiti.