Monthy Case Studies - 2005
A lab worker discovered an unlabeled box of 20 pathology slides, which appeared to be stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E).
A 28-year-old man complained of gastrointestinal pain and bloating.
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.
A 45-year-old woman went to her physician with complaints of recurring abdominal cramping, bloating, and infrequent diarrhea.
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.
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.
A 42-year-old animal trapper sought medical attention regarding an ulcerative lesion on his arm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 25-year-old woman with symptoms of intermittent fever, nausea, and headaches went to the emergency room with a temperature of 104º.
A 25-year-old man living in South America became ill with intestinal cramping and watery diarrhea.
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.
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.
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.
A 25-year-old male went to a local hospital complaining of a two-week history of worsening irritation of his left eye.
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.
A 28-year-old previously healthy man had a physical examination, including a chest x-ray, as one of his pre-employment requirements.
A live worm was recovered from a 3-year-old's diaper. The child was healthy and had not traveled outside of the country.
A public health laboratory sent images to DPDx for telediagnosis assistance to confirm their parasite identification of a 160 micrometer long object.
A 75-year-old man had gastrointestinal bleeding while in Nigeria and received 8 units of whole blood that was reportedly imported from India.