CASE STUDIES

 

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

 

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Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features an arthropod removed from an elderly male living on the Pacific coast of the United States. He feels well and reports that he recently returned from a safari in Tanzania. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 15, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a patient that presented with a non-healing back furuncle shortly after returning from a trip to Bolivia. The following was removed from the furuncle. What is the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 8, 2018
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share four case studies in this month’s PathWays post and are challenging you to test your anatomic pathology, infectious disease pathology, laboratory genetics, and gastrointestinal pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By Erika Fetterman • August 7, 2018
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share four case studies in this month’s PathWays post and are challenging you to test your blood, clinical pathology, hematopathology, and anatomic pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By Erika Fetterman • July 10, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case highlights an elderly female patient presenting with hematemesis. She underwent upper endoscopy, and biopsies were taken from areas of erosion/inflammation. The biopsies were submitted for comprehensive vial culture, and the following were observed in the MRC-5 shell vials and traditional tube cultures. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • June 27, 2018
Dr. Bobbi Pritt is excited to announce she will post her 500th case to her “Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites” blog on July 2. To celebrate, she would like to recognize the creativity of her readers by displaying a photograph of their parasite-related artwork on her blog. She will then put the names of all of the individuals who submitted a photo of their art in a hat and pick three names to receive a special "parasite prize." View this post for directions to submit your artwork.
By Kelley Luedke • June 22, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents some beautiful eggs from Dr. Pritt's laboratory [images and video by Technical Specialist Heather Rose, MT(ASCP)]. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • June 20, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents a bug that was submitted by the physician of a 69-year-old woman. No further history is available. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • June 18, 2018