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Monthy Case Studies - 2007

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December - 2007 - Case #218

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.

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December - 2007 - Case #217

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.

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November - 2007 - Case #216

An asymptomatic, 35-year-old male with no known travel history went to his physician at a wellness clinic for a routine examination.

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November - 2007 - Case #215

A 33-year-old Lithuanian woman had swellings in various regions of her body that developed over the last two years.

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October - 2007 - Case #214

An 18-year-old woman sought medical attention due to a painful lesion between her toes.

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October - 2007 - Case #213

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.

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September - 2007 - Case #212

A 38-year-old man sought medical attention because of rectal bleeding.

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September - 2007 - Case #211

A 10-year-old boy from India was tested for malaria by blood smear examination.

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August - 2007 - Case #210

A 32-year-old man went to his health care provider with complaints of bloating, intermittent diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.

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August - 2007 - Case #209

A 54-year-old Haitian man was admitted to a hospital emergency room with back pain and fever.

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July - 2007 - Case #208

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.

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July - 2007 - Case #207

Images captured from a trichrome stained smear were submitted to DPDx for diagnostic assistance.

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June - 2007 - Case #206

An immigrant from West Africa arrived in the United States after living in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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June - 2007 - Case #205

A 30-year-old man from Sudan had fever and chills. He was also mildly jaundiced.

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May - 2007 - Case #204

A mother found objects that she thought were maggots in the diaper of her 10-month-old child.

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May - 2007 - Case #203

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.

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April - 2007 - Case #202

A patient was seen at a hospital in Rwanda with headache, fever, and chills.

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April - 2007 - Case #201

A 49-year-old Filipino man had an intestinal tissue biopsy taken.

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March - 2007 - Case #200

Approximately one and a half months after a trip to Costa Rica, a man developed a papule on the back of his right hand.

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March - 2007 - Case #199

A huntsman killed a bear and prepared it for eating and freezing by cutting it into roasts, steaks, and grinding the trimmings.

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February - 2007 - Case #198

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.

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February - 2007 - Case #197

The Division of Parasitic Diseases’ reference diagnostic laboratory received a specimen from a state health department for confirmatory review.

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January - 2007 - Case #196

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.

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January - 2007 - Case #195

A patient complaining of intermittent symptoms including coughing up blood, fever, and other vague "flu-like" symptoms saw a physician.

 
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  • Page last updated November 29, 2013
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