Sunday, October 30, 2016

Case of the Week 420

Happy Halloween! Here are some photos from my annual Halloween party - this year hosted with Dr. Audrey Schuetz and her husband Michael.

Our Clinical Microbiology fellow, Dr. Rachael Liesman. Can you guess which parasite she has?

Here are some yummy cupcakes that Rachael made:

Then there is our scary pizza delivery person, Heather:
And for extra bonus points, can you tell what parasite I am transmitting to this cat in my trail of slime? Hint: it's a cause of meningitis.


Yasir Alruwaili said...

Nice costumes!
So we have Diphyllobothrium latum proglottid, Giardia lamblia trophozoite, and Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae?

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Nate Copeland said...

Awesome! I think I got all these right for once as I just studied through the parasites for my boards. :)

Notice features of the proglottids are a dead giveaway for D latum, especially with the fish costume hint. Clinically this probably would present with B12 deficiency years later.

The poor cat is going to get eosinophilic meninigitis..

Guillermo Martínez Molina said...

"Diphyllobothrium latum proglottid, Giardia lamblia trophozoite, and Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae". Yasir Alruwaili

Anonymous said...

Well, she may have had some badly prepared sashimi to harbor Diphyllobothrium. The cup cakes best illustrate Giardia trophozoites. Yes Angiostrongylus can be passed along when the cat eats the rat, we do not know if cats eat snails but for sure man has acquired a bunch of parasites by eating under cooked snails (those who knows eating do not cook their "escargots" or "caracoles" well done as this makes the meat very chewy).
Happy Halloween everyone.

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