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Monthy Case Studies - 2012

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December - 2012 - Case #338

A 42-year-old pig farmer presented to his local medical facility with intermittent diarrhea and abdominal cramping.

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December - 2012 - Case #337

A five-year-old boy developed loose, watery stools approximately one week after attending a birthday party for a friend.

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November - 2012 - Case #336

The DPDx Team received a worm-like object collected from a child’s diaper for diagnostic assistance.

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November - 2012 - Case #335

A state health laboratory received Wright-stained blood films for malaria confirmation and identification. The patient had most-recently traveled to Pakistan (but had been in the U.S. for the past nine months without additional international travel).

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October - 2012 - Case #334

During the laboratory component of the DPDx Diagnostic Parasitology Workshop on Intestinal Parasites, a participant made an observation on a trichrome-stained fecal smear and wanted to share with the class.

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October - 2012 - Case #333

A 68-year-old woman underwent a routine screening mammogram, which revealed calcifications in the right breast.

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September - 2012 - Case #332

A 55-year-old man presented with complaints of abdominal pain, constipation, intermittent diarrhea with blood and mucus, and blurry vision accompanied by headaches.

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September - 2012 - Case #331

A 35-year-old woman, who had emigrated from Azerbaijan five years previous, presented to her health care provider with abdominal pain.

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August - 2012 - Case #330

A 36-year-old man sought medical attention for sharp recurring episodes of fevers, night sweats, loss of appetite and weight-loss.

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August - 2012 - Case #329

A seven-year-old boy had an ova-and-parasite (O&P) stool examination performed as part of a required refugee screening.

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July - 2012 - Case #328

A 25-year-old woman traveled to Kenya and Uganda for three months of field work in public health entomology.

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July - 2012 - Case #327

A three-year-old boy with no known international travel history was taken to his pediatrician with diarrhea and abdominal cramping.

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June - 2012 - Case #326

A 65-year-old female, who lives in northern California, had a colonoscopy performed as part of a routine screening.

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June - 2012 - Case #325

A 26-year-old man was seen by his health care provider for the sensation of something moving in his mouth. He reported a history of such sensations since he was age 12.

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May - 2012 - Case #324

A 58-year-old female who had emigrated from Africa was seen by her health care provider for complications with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix.

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May - 2012 - Case #323

A 50-year-old man from Cambodia was admitted to the hospital for recurrent fevers.

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April - 2012 - Case #322

A 28-year-old man presented to his health care provider with intermittent diarrhea, mild abdominal cramping, and low-grade fever. Travel history included camping in the northwestern United States.

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April - 2012 - Case #321

A 55-year-old man from the Middle East presenting with chronic abdominal pain was seen by his health care provider.

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March - 2012 - Case #320

Stool specimens were collected from Haitian refugees as part of a screening program for intestinal parasites.

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March - 2012 - Case #319

A 65-year-old patient was admitted to the hospital with fever, nausea, and vomiting after recently being treated as an outpatient for a urinary tract infection.

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February - 2012 - Case #318

A patient with travel to Mexico presented to his local public health facility with general abdominal discomfort.

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February - 2012 - Case #317

A 55-year-old woman sought medical attention for a nodule on the right side of her head.

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January - 2012 - Case #316

A 75-year-old man developed a lesion on his right forearm. The lesion developed approximately one month after returning from a trip to Costa Rica.

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January - 2012 - Case #315

A 31-year-old man, originally from Ecuador, vomited what appeared to be a long worm-like object.

 
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  • Page last updated November 29, 2013
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