CASE STUDIES

Short case studies from Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, and allied health staff

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Review the differential peripheral blood counts from a​ 76-year-old gentleman who presented with severe fatigue and night sweats. Can you make a diagnosis?
By April Josselyn • October 31, 2017
This case presents an unusual colon polyp on an asymptomatic early 70 year-old male. At the time of screening colonoscopy, two small left colon polyps were noted and excised. What is the diagnosis?
By Gary Keeney, M.D. • October 26, 2017
A 71-year-old woman presented with pruritus, fatigue, and unintentional weight loss. Review the case and make a diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • October 24, 2017
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents the following objects that were seen in a Papanicolaou-stained urine specimen from an elderly man with hematuria. They varied in size, measuring ~ 70 micrometers in length. All images were taken using the 40x objective. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 18, 2017
This week's case study reviews the hCG levels of a 36-year-old woman with a non-neoplastic gestational trophoblastic disease. View the case and make a diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • October 17, 2017
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents the following objects that were seen in a urine specimen obtained from a 16-year old male from Northern Africa. The urine was noted to be grossly bloody. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 11, 2017
This week's case study reviews the autopsy of a 58-year-old Caucasian male. His past medical history includes obesity, poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, and tobacco use. View the case and make a diagnosis.
By April Josselyn • October 10, 2017
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents a 60 year-old Belgian woman with a long history of travel to sub-Saharan Africa. She presented with persistent upper abdominal discomfort and radiologic imaging revealed a large liver cyst.What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 4, 2017