Monthy Case Studies - 2004
A 45-year-old man had coughing spells, typically in the morning, over a 2-year period. He decided to consult his primary care physician after noting blood in his sputum on a few occasions.
A 47-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic. Upon her return she experienced fever and chills and went to see her doctor.
A 29-year-old female from the West Indies was visiting relatives for a few months in the Midwest. After several weeks she began to experience fevers, headache, and occasionally insomnia.
A 45-year-old man, HIV positive, went to his health care provider with complaints of abdominal cramping, occasional watery diarrhea, and noticeable weight loss.
A 41-year-old man traveled to Tanzania and Kenya. Within two weeks of his return, he went to his health care provider with complaints of intermittent fevers, malaise, and headaches.
An 10-year-old boy was taken to his pediatrician due to intestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, after he returned home from summer camp.
A 41-year-old female saw her doctor because she was experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue.
A 20-year-old man was sitting at his desk when he sneezed and noticed a small object fall from his nose onto his desk. He claimed the object was moving on the desk.
A 58-year-old man was seen by his physician for fever, shaking, chills, and fatigue. The man explained that the clinical features reminded him of malaria symptoms he had a few years ago.
An eight-year-old boy was taken to his family physician after three days of intermittent abdominal cramping, frequent and occasionally loose, foul smelling stools, and frequent flatulence.
A 32-year-old man visited the Philippines for a month, traveling throughout the major islands on nature tours. Nine months after his trip, he visited his physician due to a small lump in his groin.
A 23-year-old man spent 9 months in Kenya. He reported taking doxycycline for prophylaxis while in Kenya, however he poorly adhered to this daily regimen.
A 42-year-old female saw her primary care physician for an annual check-up. She had experienced intermittent loss of appetite, weight loss, and abdominal pain over a 3-4 month period.
A 32-year-old female from the Northeastern United States moved to Jamaica but returned to the U.S. for a visit of several months.
A 2-year-old child was brought to a local hospital emergency room when his parents discovered a white worm in his diaper.
A survey was conducted in several areas of Haiti to determine the prevalence of Cyclospora cayetenesis.
A 32-year-old man visited his primary care physician complaining of fever that began approximately one month after his trip to Brazil and Venezuela.
Twelve 6th grade students participated in an overnight astronomy field trip to a local dairy farm. The owner of the farm provided deli sandwiches, fresh apple cider (made on the premises), and a berry fruit salad for the group's dinner.
A 10-year-old boy had fever, abdominal pain, and vomiting. For over 2 years the boy and his family had lived in several Central American countries.
An 81-year-old woman had pneumonia and respiratory failure.
A 42-year-old man complained to his primary care physician that a "worm" was traveling under the skin on his chest.
A 26-year-old pregnant woman had abdominal complaints. The woman is a recent émigré from Afghanistan to the Netherlands.
A member of the U.S. Armed Forces developed fever and chills upon returning to the United States. The patient, while deployed in the Middle East, had been diagnosed with malaria approximately four months before this onset.
An object was recovered from the stool of a 3-year-old child and was submitted to the child's physician. The child was not symptomatic and had no travel history, but the family reported that cats were present in the child's home.