PathWays Case Study: Sept. 27

The protozoal trophozoites shown in the images were found in the stool of a patient who presented with abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and a recent travel history to Mexico. The organisms measure approximately 15 microns in greatest dimension.

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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 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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Nice images

Always enjoy your bugs 🙂

Thanks. Very nice discussion.

it would be extremely helpful if there is description on classical morphological features of various amoebic species with microscopic pictures ……..:)

it would be extremely helpful if there is description on classical morphological features of various amoebic species with microscopic pictures…….:)

Makes me think and that is a good thing.

I kept looking for the RBCs. Cool pics! God to learn more about E. dispar.

Interesting.Very instructive.

Good. It refreshes my memory

Good. It refreshes my memory

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