PathWays Case Study: June 2

pathways060215-1pathways060215-2pathways060215-3pathways060215-4The above images are from a peripheral blood film was obtained from a patient living in Minnesota. Besides being an outdoorsman, he had traveled extensively in the past year and visited many parts of Africa and Asia. He had returned from the Sub-Saharan two weeks prior and had since spent time in his garden and walking in the nearby woods with his dog.  The patient recalled seeing several ticks on his body, but he did not remember any tick bites.

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Dr. Bobbi Pritt

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Consultant, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.


Great case. Thank you!

It is a very challenging case for me. Thank you for it.

Pretty good case and like wise pretty good explanation and slides, Thanks!

good presentation

Excellent case study!

Clinical complain is important in diagnosis also

Clinical presentation can help in diagnosis also

Thankyou for these diferences in slid appearance

Good case!!

thank you for your Posts. Studied the cells as posted and there seemed to be the closer to the case. Took a shot at it. Not at all qualified for giving an opinion except for my interest in your Studies and respect for your researches and publications.

was challenging and educational. Great case

These days travel histories can not be over emphasized. Nevertheless diagnostic testing is
still an absolute. The blood smear is beautiful.

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