Monthy Case Studies - 2010
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.
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.
A 50-year-old man underwent a screening colonoscopy after complaints of constipation. A polyp measuring approximately 3 mm was observed during the procedure.
A 29-year-old pregnant woman from Ethiopia presented to a hospital with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and episodic fever.
A 21-year-old man attending a local music festival developed intermittent diarrhea and abdominal cramps on the second day.
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.
A 10-year-old immigrant from Haiti was screened for parasites at a refugee screening clinic.
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.
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.
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.
A 35-year-old woman went to her health care provider with complaints of abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhea.
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.
We discovered an interesting pathology slide labeled with only an accession number.
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.
The DPDx Team received stained stool smears from the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory for Entamoeba identification.
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.
A patient from Pakistan was admitted to a medical facility with non-cirrhosit portal hypertension, hepatic vein thrombosis, IVC stenosis and respiratory failure.
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.
A 35-year-old male from the United Arab Emirates was hospitalized with complaints of upper and lower abdominal pain.
The DPDx Team received Giemsa-stained blood smears from a state health laboratory for malaria confirmation/identification.
A six-year-old boy was taken to a local clinic for abdominal discomfort.
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.
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.
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.