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Monthy Case Studies - 2013

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December - 2013 - Case #362

A county health department in Kansas routinely collects stool specimens as part of their refugee screening program.

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December - 2013 - Case #361

A county health department in Kansas routinely collects stool specimens as part of their refugee screening program.

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November - 2013 - Case #360

A county health department in Kansas routinely collects stool specimens as part of their refugee screening program.

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November - 2013 - Case #359

A 19-year-old female presented to the emergency room with fever, chills, and nausea on a 48-hour cycle. She had travel history to the Bahamas and Tanzania, but has not been abroad for nearly nine months.

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October - 2013 - Case #358

A 26-year-old female college student had undergone a homeopathic regimen advertised to eliminate parasites from the body. The only travel reported was to Maine a year ago to live with relatives on a farm between semesters.

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October - 2013 - Case #357

A 59-year-old man required emergency medical attention due to hyperpyrexia (>40° C/104° F), generalized convulsions, and signs of renal failure.

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September - 2013 - Case #356

After returning from a weekend camping trip, a hunter from Massachusetts discovered a tick attached to his lower leg. He removed the tick and brought it to his local health department, who in turn forwarded the specimen to the State Entomologist for identification.

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September - 2013 - Case #355

A worm-like object was removed during a routine colonoscopy performed on a 65-year-old male patient. The patient had no gastrointestinal complaints and no documented international travel.

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August - 2013 - Case #354

A 54-year-old male from Pennsylvania presented to his health provider with fever, chills, malaise, and loss of appetite.

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August - 2013 - Case #353

A 27-year-old man sought medical assistance for gastrointestinal symptoms that included watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue.

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July - 2013 - Case #352

A 60-year-old Canadian presented to his health care provider with recurrent subcutaneous swellings in his posterior chest. The only travel outside of Canada reported in the last year was to Florida.

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July - 2013 - Case #351

A nine-year-old child returned from summer camp in the mountains of North Carolina with complaints of abdominal pain, gas, and intermittent diarrhea.

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June - 2013 - Case #350

A 45-year-old man with travel history to Ghana presented to his health care provider with recurrent fever and chills.

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June - 2013 - Case #349

A 59-year-old foreign correspondent sought medical attention from his health care provider for intermittent hematuria which had started while on an assignment in Malawi.

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May - 2013 - Case #348

A 24-year-old refugee from Thailand was being treated for tuberculosis by a local health department. Sputum specimens were collected at regular intervals to monitor the treatment progress.

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May - 2013 - Case #347

Random night blood specimens were collected from over 500 subjects in an area endemic for lymphatic filariasis in coastal India.

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April - 2013 - Case #346

A 21-year-old exchange student from Nepal sought medical attention for intermittent diarrhea associated with mild abdominal cramps.

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April - 2013 - Case #345

An 83-year-old man presented to a medical institution with shortness of breath and left flank pain that developed during a trip to Mexico shortly beforehand.

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March - 2013 - Case #344

A 26-year-old female presented at a local hospital with severe pain and bloody discharge from the ear.

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March - 2013 - Case #343

Stool specimens were collected from residents of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest to evaluate the burden of helminth infections.

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February - 2013 - Case #342

A 24-year-old man sought medical attention from his health care provider for intermittent abdominal cramping and mild diarrhea.

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February - 2013 - Case #341

A 58-year-old man sought medical attention for numerous nodules on the right upper arm and forearm. He had recently relapsed with lymphocytic leukemia.

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January - 2013 - Case #340

The DPDx Team received a pair of proglottids from a state health lab for cestode confirmation and identification.

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January - 2013 - Case #339

The CDC conducted a survey with the Ministry of Health in Uganda to evaluate the prevalence of filariasis among the local population.

 
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