Monthy Case Studies - 2011
A 25-year-old man sought medical attention for a nodule on his right hand that had developed about a year after returning from travel to Liberia.
A 29-year-old woman was seen by the medical unit at the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia for symptoms that included diarrhea for two weeks and vomiting for four days.
A 27-year-old patient with multiple myeloma presented with respiratory problems and disseminated lesions over various parts of his body post stem-cell transplant.
A 55-year-old homebound Type II diabetic, originally from Haiti, was hospitalized for severe abdominal pain and hematemesis.
A 42-year-old photographer, who is known to travel to remote locations in tropical regions, presented to her health care provider with mild, intermittent abdominal cramping and low grade fever.
A 19-year-old male presented to his health care provider with moderate abdominal cramping and intermittent diarrhea that started approximately one week following a camping trip in the southeastern United States.
A 27-year-old patient underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with leukemia. Approximately two months after the bone marrow transplant, the patient was admitted to the hospital.
Stool specimens were collected from Haitian patients at a refugee clinic for routine ova-and-parasite (O&P) examination.
A 41-year-old woman from the Amazon region of Brazil presented at a local hospital with fever, chills, and myalgia.
A twenty-year-old male from India presented with recurrent abdominal pain. He underwent an appendectomy at a local medical center.
The DPDx Team received images from a hospital in the Netherlands for diagnostic assistance to identify an arthropod.
A 51-year-old man was brought to the emergency room after a friend noticed he was minimally responsive.
A 42-year-old man presented to his health care provider with fever, chills, and mild myalgia. He mentioned that his occupation requires frequent travel to Indonesia and Malaysia and that he often does not take any malaria prophylaxis.
A 27-year-old male from Cameroon, who immigrated to the U.S. six years ago, presented to his health care provider with ocular pain and swelling.
Stool specimens were collected for routine ova-and-parasite (O&P) examination by a local health department as part of a refugee screening program.
A 47-year-old man, originally from Thailand, presented to the hospital with upper abdominal pain accompanied with liver enlargement.
A 41-year-old woman presented to her health care provider with ulcerative lesions on her left ear and neck. Travel history included an excursion along the Amazon River in Brazil four months prior.
A 34-year-old man presented to his health care provider with a lesion with a dark center on his right hallux (big toe) that was inflamed and painful.
A 30-year-old man presented to his primary care provider with abdominal pain, fatigue, and diarrhea (sometimes tinged with blood). The patient had recently returned after two weeks in Armenia.
A hospital laboratory sent a tube of EDTA blood and Wright-Giemsa stained blood smears (thick and thin) to the DPDx Team for malaria confirmation/identification.
A 45-year-old woman, originally from Africa, presented to her primary care provider with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and gastritis.
A seven-year-old child was taken to the doctor for abdominal pain, gas, bloating and intermittent diarrhea. The symptoms started about two days after returning from summer camp.
Upon returning from a week-long business trip to Las Vegas, a 35-year-old man found what appeared to be insects among various articles of clothing.
A state health laboratory sent a formalin-ethyl acetate (FEA) stool concentrate to the DPDx Team for Entamoeba confirmation/identification.