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Case #191 - November, 2006

DPDx Telediagnosis Assistance received a request for confirmation of an identification by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory. Figures A and B show an object that was extracted from a chest wound of a patient. The object measured 7mm. The patient’s travel history was unknown. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

Figure A

Figure A

Figure B

Figure B

This case was kindly contributed by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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