Monthy Case Studies - 2009
A 40-year-old man sought medical attention at a hospital one week after returning from a mining operation in Ghana.
A 29-year-old man went to a local clinic with complaints of intermittent abdominal cramping and mild diarrhea.
A five-year-old child went to a local clinic with complaints of abdominal cramping, excessive gas, diarrhea, and weight loss.
A 35-year-old man from Nepal presented at a hospital with recurring cholangitis; the patient had been experiencing symptoms for the previous six months.
A 70-year-old man from the mid-western United States had complaints of fever and general malaise lasting for about one week.
A Pathology laboratory in Australia received proglottids and eggs of a cestode that were recovered from the stool of a young female patient who had been living in Africa.
A 47-year-old woman presented a worm-like object to her doctor that she claims was found in the toilet following urination.
A four-year-old child was admitted to the hospital for sever abdominal pain mimicking appendicitis.
A biopsy was performed on a 23-year-old woman with no known travel history, presenting with a perianal ulcer.
A 43-year-old man from Brazil traveled to Angola and other African countries for business for two weeks.
A 25-year-old refugee from Myanmar was screened for parasites at a local clinic in Tennessee.
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with fever, chills, headache, and myalgia.
A 37-year-old man traveled to Senegal and The Republic of Gambia for two months. Upon his return, he went to his health care provider with complaints of fatigue, headache and fever.
A 30-month-old child born in China was recently adopted by a family in the Netherlands.
A 29-year-old man from Haiti had blood drawn for routine work-up, following hospitalization for complications with a congenital disorder.
A 45-year-old pig farmer from rural Georgia presented to his health care provider with abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhea.
A 45-year-old man developed a few ulcerative lesions on his left forearm about one month after returning from a nature excursion in Costa Rica.
A small worm approximately 2.5 cm in length was recovered from the stomach of a 38-year-old male.
A 36-year-old immigrant from Mozambique presented to his health care provider with heartburn and chronic right abdominal pain.
A patient, originally from Ethiopia but living in the United States for the past five years, presented to her primary care provider with complaints of abdominal pain.
A microbiologist at a public health laboratory contacted DPDx for diagnostic assistance for identifying a tapeworm proglottid received at their lab.
A 64-year-old man returned from a trip to Africa with fever and chills. He went to a local hospital for medical assistance.
An 80-year-old resident of a long-term care facility presented with a skin condition manifesting as thick crusts over the skin accompanied by slight itching.
A ten-year-old child returned from summer camp with abdominal discomfort, nausea and diarrhea.