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Monthy Case Studies - 2010

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December - 2010 - Case #290

A 31-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital with fever, chills, myalgia, and fatigue. His travel history included a two week work-related trip to Cambodia and a one week vacation in Connecticut immediately after that trip.

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December - 2010 - Case #289

A 47-year-old woman originally from El Salvador had been living in Minnesota for 16 years. She visited family in El Salvador for about a month during the summer.

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November - 2010 - Case #288

A 50-year-old man underwent a screening colonoscopy after complaints of constipation. A polyp measuring approximately 3 mm was observed during the procedure.

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November - 2010 - Case #287

A 29-year-old pregnant woman from Ethiopia presented to a hospital with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and episodic fever.

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October - 2010 - Case #286

A 21-year-old man attending a local music festival developed intermittent diarrhea and abdominal cramps on the second day.

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October - 2010 - Case #285

A 33-year-old woman, who had traveled to Togo and Benin for two weeks, developed fever, chills, and rigors within three days after returning to the U.S.

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September - 2010 - Case #284

A 10-year-old immigrant from Haiti was screened for parasites at a refugee screening clinic.

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September - 2010 - Case #283

A 49-year-old man presented to his primary care physician with a lump in his throat which had developed over the past three months. He was ultimately referred to an oral surgeon with multiple oral ulcers and submucosal nodules.

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August - 2010 - Case #282

A 49-year-old man with AIDS was admitted to the hospital for complaints of a persisting fever and dry cough. A chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrate.

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August - 2010 - Case #281

A 25-year-old man, who lives in the Midwestern United States, went to his health care provider with complaints of abdominal pain over the last month.

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July - 2010 - Case #280

A 35-year-old woman went to her health care provider with complaints of abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhea.

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July - 2010 - Case #279

While examining a malaria-positive smear on a patient from Uganda, microbiologists at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion observed what they believed to be a microfilaria.

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June - 2010 - Case #278

We discovered an interesting pathology slide labeled with only an accession number.

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June - 2010 - Case #277

A 29-year-old female went to her health care provider with complaints of fever and headache, two weeks after returning home from trips to Uganda and Sudan.

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May - 2010 - Case #276

The DPDx Team received stained stool smears from the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory for Entamoeba identification.

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May - 2010 - Case #275

A 70-year-old female, who had recently returned from a trip to Madagascar, went to the hospital for a painful sensation on the underside of her left foot while walking.

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April - 2010 - Case #274

A patient from Pakistan was admitted to a medical facility with non-cirrhosit portal hypertension, hepatic vein thrombosis, IVC stenosis and respiratory failure.

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April - 2010 - Case #273

A 68-year-old man underwent a routine colonoscopy at a local V. A. Medical Center. He had no complaints of illness but had recently traveled to Ethiopia.

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March - 2010 - Case #272

A 35-year-old male from the United Arab Emirates was hospitalized with complaints of upper and lower abdominal pain.

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March - 2010 - Case #271

The DPDx Team received Giemsa-stained blood smears from a state health laboratory for malaria confirmation/identification.

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February - 2010 - Case #270

A six-year-old boy was taken to a local clinic for abdominal discomfort.

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February - 2010 - Case #269

A 29-year-old woman had complaints of abdominal cramping and diarrhea that had been persisting for 5 days. She went to a local clinic to determine what was causing her illness.

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January - 2010 - Case #268

A woman residing in the eastern United States brought to her doctor a tick, which she claimed was removed from her husband after he had spent the weekend doing yard work.

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January - 2010 - Case #267

A 13-year-old patient went to the doctor for abdominal pain and discomfort. Although there was no acute appendicitis, a small biopsy of the lumen of the appendix was performed to identify possible etiologies.

 
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