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Monthy Case Studies - 2009

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December - 2009 - Case #266

A 40-year-old man sought medical attention at a hospital one week after returning from a mining operation in Ghana.

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December - 2009 - Case #265

A 29-year-old man went to a local clinic with complaints of intermittent abdominal cramping and mild diarrhea.

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November - 2009 - Case #264

A five-year-old child went to a local clinic with complaints of abdominal cramping, excessive gas, diarrhea, and weight loss.

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November - 2009 - Case #263

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.

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October - 2009 - Case #262

A 70-year-old man from the mid-western United States had complaints of fever and general malaise lasting for about one week.

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October - 2009 - Case #261

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.

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September - 2009 - Case #260

A 47-year-old woman presented a worm-like object to her doctor that she claims was found in the toilet following urination.

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September - 2009 - Case #259

A four-year-old child was admitted to the hospital for sever abdominal pain mimicking appendicitis.

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August - 2009 - Case #258

A biopsy was performed on a 23-year-old woman with no known travel history, presenting with a perianal ulcer.

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August - 2009 - Case #257

A 43-year-old man from Brazil traveled to Angola and other African countries for business for two weeks.

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July - 2009 - Case #256

A 25-year-old refugee from Myanmar was screened for parasites at a local clinic in Tennessee.

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July - 2009 - Case #255

A 36-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with fever, chills, headache, and myalgia.

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June - 2009 - Case #254

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.

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June - 2009 - Case #253

A 30-month-old child born in China was recently adopted by a family in the Netherlands.

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May - 2009 - Case #252

A 29-year-old man from Haiti had blood drawn for routine work-up, following hospitalization for complications with a congenital disorder.

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May - 2009 - Case #251

A 45-year-old pig farmer from rural Georgia presented to his health care provider with abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhea.

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April - 2009 - Case #250

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.

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April - 2009 - Case #249

A small worm approximately 2.5 cm in length was recovered from the stomach of a 38-year-old male.

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March - 2009 - Case #248

A 36-year-old immigrant from Mozambique presented to his health care provider with heartburn and chronic right abdominal pain.

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March - 2009 - Case #247

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.

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February - 2009 - Case #246

A microbiologist at a public health laboratory contacted DPDx for diagnostic assistance for identifying a tapeworm proglottid received at their lab.

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February - 2009 - Case #245

A 64-year-old man returned from a trip to Africa with fever and chills. He went to a local hospital for medical assistance.

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January - 2009 - Case #244

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.

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January - 2009 - Case #243

A ten-year-old child returned from summer camp with abdominal discomfort, nausea and diarrhea.

 
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