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Links for this episode:
- APOLs kill all African trypanosomes (Nat Micro)
- Trypanocidal properties of APOL1 on TWiP 85: Channeling tryps
- Letters read on TWiP 142
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Case Study for TWiP 142
Woman in 50s, immigrant from rural area with limited resources. Admitted to hospital with iron deficient anemia and eosinophilia. In US. Sent for colonoscopy. Note long slender serpiginous motile object, recovered, 4.5 cm long, one end slender, other large and curled but not blunt. Send worm to parasitology lab for identification. What might fit description? Is this usually associated with eosinophilia? What about anemia, is severe or mild? Would this person have come from outside the US to acquire this, or could they have acquired the infection in the US.
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