TWiP 137: An aberrant encounter

August 12, 2017
Crotaphytus bicinctores

Great basin collared lizard, Crotaphytus bicinctores, near the Little Colorado River in October of 2015, with heavy mite loads on its haunches, forelimbs and ear openings. Photo by Tanner Carothers.

The TWiPtoids solve the case of the Man from India with a Neck Lump, and explore the role of a transmissible dysbiotic skin microbiome in inflammation during cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin


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Case Study for TWiP 137

Little town in DR, fall of 2016, have already mentioned this patient; little boy 2-3 years old, not behaving well, warned if doesn’t behave, los gusanos will eat you! Mother asks Daniel to help son: lately is more irritable, troublesome, not well behaved; notices things in his hair. Has small poppy seed sized things on side of hair shafts. She picks them off in fingers and smashes them. What are they, what do I do? Simple dwelling, dirt floor, walls and tin roof, animals everywhere. No money for medicines, what can she do?

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Music by Ronald Jenkees

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