PathWays Case Study: Nov. 8

The following pieces of tissue (labeled "skin") were received in the laboratory from an 80-year-old man. No further history was available. On closer examination, they appeared to be friable 'scabs.'

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Examination with a dissecting scope (40x original magnification) revealed the following:

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Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

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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