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Monthy Case Studies - 2006

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December - 2006 - Case #194

Images from a trichrome stained fecal smear were submitted to DPDx telediagnosis assistance from a public health laboratory.

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December - 2006 - Case #193

A 45-year-old woman had a nodule approximately 1 cm in diameter located near a scar from a previous mastectomy. The patient had traveled to several western and central European countries within the past year.

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November - 2006 - Case #192

A request for confirmation of an identification was submitted to DPDx Telediagnosis Assistance.

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November - 2006 - Case #191

DPDx Telediagnosis Assistance received a request for confirmation of an identification by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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October - 2006 - Case #190

The DPDx Team received a telediagnosis request asking for confirmation of an identification made by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

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October - 2006 - Case #189

A 4-year-old boy's parents discovered a worm that they thought had been spit out by their child.

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September - 2006 - Case #188

A hospital submitted blood films to CDC’s reference laboratory for identification of the microfilariae that were seen on the films.

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September - 2006 - Case #187

A 35-year-old man was seen by a physician for diarrhea and abdominal pain.

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August - 2006 - Case #186

A man went to a local hospital with abdominal pain and weight loss. He reported that he frequently travels to South America and had previously been diagnosed with ascariasis, although recent stool specimens were negative.

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August - 2006 - Case #185

A worm measuring approximately 11 mm in length was sent to CDC for identification by a laboratory in the Southeastern United States.

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July - 2006 - Case #184

A patient went to a local hospital with fevers and thrombocytopenia after recent travel to Haiti.

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July - 2006 - Case #183

A family visited different U.S. states during a one week vacation. Approximately eight days after their trip, two family members began experiencing diarrhea.

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June - 2006 - Case #182

A researcher was studying parasites of public health concern found in snails and slugs.

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June - 2006 - Case #181

A patient was admitted to a hospital with a one-day history of fever and persistent headache on the right side.

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May - 2006 - Case #180

A 27-year-old woman who had been working in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam for one and a half years was visiting relatives in the U.S.

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May - 2006 - Case #179

A group of refugees from Southeast Asia were being screened for parasites as part of a medical evaluation.

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April - 2006 - Case #178

A 29-year-old man went to a local health clinic with complaints of intermittent diarrhea for a few months. He did not report any other symptoms but said he had difficulty sleeping sometimes.

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April - 2006 - Case #177

A 43-year-old man went to his physician complaining of fatigue. The man reported that he hiked and camped a lot throughout the northeastern United States weeks before the symptoms started.

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March - 2006 - Case #176

A CDC microbiologist was looking through slide boxes that had been archived to determine whether the slide quality was good enough to continue storing them. He came across a pathology slide of heart tissue that was dated "1929."

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March - 2006 - Case #175

An elderly patient underwent a colonoscopy for polyps. A worm was seen near the appendiceal orifice and a biopsy was taken, fixed in formalin, and sent to histology.

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February - 2006 - Case #174

A teenager underwent surgery for a traumatic injury to his abdominal cavity. Apart from the injury, the surgeon noticed some necrosis around the youth's appendix.

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February - 2006 - Case #173

A 29-year-old missionary lived in Gabon and Cameroon for one year. Eight months into her stay, she went to a medical clinic with complaints of headache, fever, chills, and some diarrhea.

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January - 2006 - Case #172

A 45-year-old female noticed a long, worm-like object in her stool.

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January - 2006 - Case #171

Recently DPDx telediagnosis inquiries received a request for assistance from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

 
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  • Page last updated November 29, 2013
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