PathWays Case Study for June 21

The worms, as shown in the images, were expelled from a patient after treatment with Albendazole and Piperazine. The longest among them are 40 cm in length.

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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

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Tropical, but not exotoc disease in my country

I have seen any of these in medical school in my home country, Paraguay

I’ve added this case and many others of your into the microbiology courses I teach. Thanks for the detailed analysis and great pictures!

Very familiar .I came from the Philippines-we have to take this medicine to get rid of the worms.Sometimes comes out from the anus and mouth..

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