The case of the Ecuadorian with Immunodeficiency and Chronic Diarrhea. Oral transmission of Chagas disease in mice. 

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:05

TWiP 156 Letters

Case guesses:

Wink writes:

Dear TWIP Professors,

Tough case! I do not know the diagnosis but that will not stop me from taking a wild guess. My gambit is Chagas disease. I know that this 60+ man with low globulins and low lymphocytes does not have a typical case of American trypanosomiasis, but some associations were intriguing:..

Published in Letters
Monday, 23 July 2018 16:56

Miss Dickson - TWiP 155

The case of the Gentleman with B cell Lymphoma, and the finding of Dracunculus species in river otters from Arkansas.

Published in TWiP
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:28

A louse-y episode - TWiP 154

The case of the Man in the City with Groin Rash, and a new case, possibly the most complex one yet on the show.

Published in TWiP
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:59

Ars longa, vita brevis - TWiP 153

The case of the Panamanian Farmer with Three Weeks of Diarrhea, and how microbes egested during bites of sand flies exacerbate the severity of leishmaniasis. 

Published in TWiP
Saturday, 26 May 2018 20:16

A range of rads - TWiP 152

The case of the Panamanian Mother with Steatorrhea, and new monoclonal antibodies that effectively block malarial infection.

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 19:01

Indiscriminate bulk feeders - TWiP 151

The case of the Itchy Child from Panama, and competition for blood in human malaria-helminth co-infections.

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:58

TWiP 151 Letters

Peter writes:

Greetings TWiP team. Here are my thoughts on the TWiP 150 Case Study.

From the description of the rash as ‘1 cm long brown lines, clotted blood deltas at end’ my first thought was Cutaneous Larva Migrans caused by migration of animal hookworm larvae into the human epidermis.

Published in Letters
Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:37

Fast food - TWiP 150

The case of the Panamanian Man With Leg Ulcer, and how a crab predator preferentially feeds on parasite infected prey – even though the parasite makes them faster!

Published in TWiP
Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:28

Stranger in a strange land - TWiP 149

The case of the New Yorker With Rash and Pins and Needles, and how agrochemicals increase risk of human schistosomiasis by causing high snail density.

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