The TWiP peeps solve the case of the Panamanian Mother with Steatorrhea, and reveal new monoclonal antibodies that effectively block malarial infection.
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Links for this episode:
- Plasmodium immunity from injected sporozoites (Nature)
- New monoclonal prevents malaria infection (Nat Med)
- Parasite Hero: Carlos Chagas
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiP 152
Case Study for TWiP 152
40 yo man in same Panamanian village, diarrhea for several weeks, notices blood mixed in with stool. Works in fields. No weight change, no fever, but tired. Drinking water from rooftop, lives in home with wooden slat floor, no electricity, many animals around, no one else sick in family. Lower belly tenderness, normal rectal exam. Farmer with 3 weeks of bloody diarrhea.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees