PathWays Case Study: April 5

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The above sections of placenta are from a still-borne infant with severe growth retardation. On gross examination, the placenta was smaller than normal and had several infarcts. Microscopic examination showed erythrocytes with brown pigment and inclusions, as well as chronic villitis, syncytial knotting, and pigment in trophoblasts and WBCs.

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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

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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.

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The correct answer is malaria.

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A clear cut case of Malaria parasite infection

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