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Monthy Case Studies - 2005

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December - 2005 - Case #170

A lab worker discovered an unlabeled box of 20 pathology slides, which appeared to be stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E).

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December - 2005 - Case #169

A 28-year-old man complained of gastrointestinal pain and bloating.

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November - 2005 - Case #168

In April 2005, DPDx telediagnosis inquiries received a request for assistance from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. Images from a thick and thin blood smear were submitted.

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November - 2005 - Case #167

A 45-year-old woman went to her physician with complaints of recurring abdominal cramping, bloating, and infrequent diarrhea.

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October - 2005 - Case #166

A 13-year-old boy was seen by his pediatrician for watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and low-grade fever that had persisted for 3 days.

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October - 2005 - Case #165

A woman went to a local emergency room due to fevers and chills. She reported that she had traveled abroad to Burma and Thailand recently for three weeks.

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September - 2005 - Case #164

A 42-year-old animal trapper sought medical attention regarding an ulcerative lesion on his arm.

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September - 2005 - Case #163

A 45-year-old man was admitted to a local emergency room in a comatose state after apparently having a heart attack. The man never regained consciousness and expired the next day.

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August - 2005 - Case #162

A 6-year-old girl complained to her parents that her head was itchy after returning from a 4-week summer camp in the southeastern United States.

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August - 2005 - Case #161

A 50-year-old returned to the United States after working with a missionary group in Mali and Senegal for 10 years. He went to a local hospital with a low-grade fever for 2 days.

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July - 2005 - Case #160

A 61-year-old New England resident was visiting his relatives in Georgia for the summer. He had recurring fevers and general weakness and at night he often experienced gastrointestinal discomfort.

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July - 2005 - Case #159

A 25-year-old woman had a few mildly scaly lesions on her forehead. She saw her physician and initially it was thought that she had a fungal lesion.

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June - 2005 - Case #158

A 42-year-old man complained of diarrhea for 2 weeks following an international assignment that included travel to countries in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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June - 2005 - Case #157

A 25-year-old woman with symptoms of intermittent fever, nausea, and headaches went to the emergency room with a temperature of 104ยบ.

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May - 2005 - Case #156

A 25-year-old man living in South America became ill with intestinal cramping and watery diarrhea.

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May - 2005 - Case #155

An 8-year-old boy complained of bloating and intermittent diarrhea, and he told his mother he had passed a worm when he went to the bathroom. They went to a physician and reported that the boy had a history of chronic stomach problems and gastrointestinal reflux.

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April - 2005 - Case #154

A 49-year-old male immigrant from Mexico was seen at a local medical facility specializing in neural disorders for frequent headaches and occasional seizures.

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April - 2005 - Case #153

A 32-year-old male from Nigeria had been visiting some relatives in the United States for approximately a week. He went to a local emergency room for headaches, nausea, and general weakness and fatigue.

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March - 2005 - Case #152

A 25-year-old male went to a local hospital complaining of a two-week history of worsening irritation of his left eye.

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March - 2005 - Case #151

A 39-year-old female had a descending colon biopsy to determine the cause of symptoms that included chronic abdominal pain and discomfort. No pertinent travel history was known.

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February - 2005 - Case #150

A 28-year-old previously healthy man had a physical examination, including a chest x-ray, as one of his pre-employment requirements.

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February - 2005 - Case #149

A live worm was recovered from a 3-year-old's diaper. The child was healthy and had not traveled outside of the country.

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January - 2005 - Case #148

A public health laboratory sent images to DPDx for telediagnosis assistance to confirm their parasite identification of a 160 micrometer long object.

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January - 2005 - Case #147

A 75-year-old man had gastrointestinal bleeding while in Nigeria and received 8 units of whole blood that was reportedly imported from India.

 
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