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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:58

TWiP 151 Letters

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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.

Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:33

TWiP 150 Letters

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Jason writes:

Hi Vincent and Dick.  My name is Jason Rohr and I study various parasites of humans and wildlife.  I just wanted to thank you for covering our recently published work on This Week in Parasitism (Halstead et al. 2018. Agrochemicals increase risk of human schistosomiasis by supporting higher densities of intermediate hosts. Nat. Comm.  9, Article number: 837). It was great – a lot of fun to listen to!..

Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:13

TWiP 149 Letters

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Chris writes:

Dear TWiPsters,

Several of the patient’s symptoms suggest CNS involvement, and the eosinophilia found by lumbar puncture helped me narrow down possible causes, being possibly indicative of eosinophilic meningitis...

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 17:32

TWiP 148 Letters

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Anthony writes:

Visceral Larva Migrans Associated With Earthworm Ingestion: Clinical Evolution in an Adolescent Patient...

Saturday, 24 February 2018 15:34

TWiP 147 Letters

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Erik writes:

Hello TWiPanosomes,

I very rarely write in the guess the TWiP case of the week because I very rarely feel confident in my guesses. However, this week I feel like I just might have the right answer. On initially hearing the symptoms that Dr. Griffin was describing, my mind flashed to dracunculiasis because of its classic manifestation as a skin lesion on the foot. But then the travel history didn’t include trips to the Old World, ruling out that particular parasite...

Thursday, 01 February 2018 12:59

TWiP 146 Letters

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Elizabeth writes:

A parasite. I would need to see it. Amoeba or toxoplasma? That’s my guess.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:06

TWiP 145 Letters

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Mike in Oregon writes:

Hello gentlemen,

My guess for case 144 is Anisakiasis..Since I am not a doctor or even close, I will quote the CDC...

Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:11

TWiP 144 Letters

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Dear TWIP Professors,

If you search The Text for cornea, you find Onchocerca, Trichinella and Thelazia. However, my guess will be different and I’ll probably be wrong, but I’ve gotten used to that. This case was from a while ago, and long ago I participated in some field clinics in Panama...

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:47

TWiP 143 Letters

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Lucian writes:

Dear TWiP-masters,

Which parasite is it? Based on the morphology, I believe the patient had whipworm. The narrow end followed by a larger, coiled end is indicative of whipworm, and the length is within the normal range. In addition, the adults live in the large intestine, where a colonoscopy could discover them...

Monday, 20 November 2017 18:52

TWiP 142 Letters

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I’m not a professional in any way, just a curious science enthusiast, so I’ll keep my guess general and brief.

1) Rhino should clear up on its own

2) Salmonella could account for most of not all symptoms, antibiotics seemed to clear it up...

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