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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:05

TWiP 156 Letters

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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:..

Monday, 23 July 2018 17:04

TWiP 155 Letters

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Alexander writes:

Hi all,

I’ve been working slowly through the youtube playlist you made, I was originally taught that the best way to learn it was to write it all down in a book. I’m really happy that it includes spelling, as while I was learning most of my phytoplankton taxonomy I had to guess how the names were spelled after hearing them quickly, but now I feel that I at least understand enough of it to be able to stumble my way through pronunciation and get it mostly right...

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 17:17

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Cullen writes:

Good afternoon,

I just finished listening to TWiP 153. I almost didn’t submit a guess for the last case study because I thought I was going to be late, but I am very glad I did now. I was also pleased to hear someone else follow up on the term “peeps.” Yes, peeps is short for people.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:06

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Philip writes:

Dear TWiP Professors,

Thank you for taking the time to broadcast these TWiP episodes.

They have kept me intellectually charged as I study for board exams.

For the case study on TWiP 152, I would be sure to rule-out an intestinal Entamoeba histolytica infection...

Saturday, 26 May 2018 20:22

TWiP 152 Letters

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David writes:

Dear Hosts,

I will venture a guess that the Panamanian mother with a painful, bloated abdomen and steatorrhea is suffering from giardiasis caused by Giardia lamblia, a parasite which is reported to survive in roof water runoff contaminated by fecal matter...

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...

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