Monthy Case Studies - 2007
A 52-year-old man was seen at a hospital for fever and chills. He reported travel to wooded areas in the Northeastern United States and noted previous tick bites.
A 29-year-old man, with a history of travel to Rwanda, was seen at a local health clinic for fever, headache, mild nausea, and chills.
An asymptomatic, 35-year-old male with no known travel history went to his physician at a wellness clinic for a routine examination.
A 33-year-old Lithuanian woman had swellings in various regions of her body that developed over the last two years.
An 18-year-old woman sought medical attention due to a painful lesion between her toes.
A 49-year-old man, with no known travel history, had a colonoscopy. His physician observed small worms during the procedure that were 3 to 4 mm in length.
A 38-year-old man sought medical attention because of rectal bleeding.
A 10-year-old boy from India was tested for malaria by blood smear examination.
A 32-year-old man went to his health care provider with complaints of bloating, intermittent diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.
A 54-year-old Haitian man was admitted to a hospital emergency room with back pain and fever.
A 29-year-old Peace Corp volunteer returned to the United States from Malawi with symptoms that included mild gastrointestinal cramping and intermittent blood in his urine.
Images captured from a trichrome stained smear were submitted to DPDx for diagnostic assistance.
An immigrant from West Africa arrived in the United States after living in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
A 30-year-old man from Sudan had fever and chills. He was also mildly jaundiced.
A mother found objects that she thought were maggots in the diaper of her 10-month-old child.
Giemsa-stained thick and thin blood smears were examined as part of a screening protocol for refugees from a country that has areas of ongoing malaria transmission.
A patient was seen at a hospital in Rwanda with headache, fever, and chills.
A 49-year-old Filipino man had an intestinal tissue biopsy taken.
Approximately one and a half months after a trip to Costa Rica, a man developed a papule on the back of his right hand.
A huntsman killed a bear and prepared it for eating and freezing by cutting it into roasts, steaks, and grinding the trimmings.
A 28-year-old male immigrant who had resided in Spain for the last five years, went to a physician complaining of general malaise and itching.
The Division of Parasitic Diseases’ reference diagnostic laboratory received a specimen from a state health department for confirmatory review.
A missionary traveled to various countries in sub-Saharan Africa for one year. He went to his physician complaining of abdominal pain and occasional diarrhea which he experienced since his return to the U.S.
A patient complaining of intermittent symptoms including coughing up blood, fever, and other vague "flu-like" symptoms saw a physician.