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Clinical microbiology review: Blood and tissue parasites

Author
Stephen B Calderwood, MD
Section Editor
Peter F Weller, MD, FACP
Deputy Editor
Elinor L Baron, MD, DTMH

CASE 1

A 36 year-old man presents with fever and chills after a trip to India. What does the thin smear of blood show? Question: (picture 1). Answer: (picture 2).

CASE 2

A 30 year-old man presents with periodic fevers and shaking chills two weeks after a visit to Cameroon. What does the thin smear of blood show? Question: (picture 3). Answer: (picture 4A-B).

CASE 3

A 45 year-old splenectomized man develops fever and chills three weeks after a trip to the island of Nantucket, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. What does the thin smear of blood show? Question: (picture 5). Answer: (picture 6).

CASE 4

A 52 year-old man has fever and eosinophilia after a trip to Panama. What does the thin smear of blood show? Question: (picture 7). Answer: (picture 8).

CASE 5

A 42 year-old woman from Greece presents with a liver mass. What does the wet mount from the liver lesion show? Question: (picture 9). Answer: (picture 10).

 

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