Monday, November 3, 2008

Case of the Week 44

The following is a routine hematoxylin and eosin stained histologic section of small bowel. The patient presented with watery diarrhea. Identification? What would a likely clinical scenario be for this infection. CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Young, idealistic univerisity graduate takes the year before medical school to hike from Katahdin to Springer on the Appalachian Trial. Along about early October, somewhere in Blue Ridge of North Carlolina/Tennessee, after testing the limits of "minimalism" and ceasing to filter-sterilize his drinking water, he develops diarrhea so profuse that he's forced to hole up in a remote shelter for several days to regain strength. It is there that he first entertains a notion that the seemingly pristine "mountain streams" probably do serve as primary watershed for the many high-elevation pastures of nearby dairy and beef herds.

Your dear friend,