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 a "worm" found in the cecum, an incidental finding during colonoscopy. It measures approximately 4 cm long. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 17, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a wet preparation of liver cyst fluid (40x objective). What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 10, 2018
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share four case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your blood education, neuropathology, breast pathology, and clinical pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By Erika Fetterman • October 9, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a Nigerian male patient who returned to Belgium after having visited his relatives. He presented at the hospital, where a worm was extracted from his eye (length: 5 cm). What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 3, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features objects that were noted on a Papanicolaou-stained rectal smear from a male patient. They measure approximately 5 to 10 micrometers in diameter. Images were taken using a 40x objective. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 26, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a centrifuged urine specimen obtained from a child from Sub-Saharan Africa. Many ovoid, elongate, and "lemon-shaped" objects are seen, ranging in size from 50 to 150 micrometers in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 19, 2018
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features an unexpected finding on a three-day-old pleural fluid bacterial culture growing on a Mueller-Hinton agar plate. The specimen was from a hospitalized North American adult patient with no travel history. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 12, 2018
Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share four case studies in this month’s "PathWays" post and are challenging you to test your neuropathology and anatomic pathology knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
By Erika Fetterman • September 11, 2018