The TWiPlets solve the case of the Electrician from Tamil Nadu with a Liver Mass, and reveal that dogs and humans share a common Chadian Guinea worm.
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Links for this episode:
- Chadian Guinea worms in humans and dogs (PLoS NTD)
- Hero: Karl George Friedrich Rudolf Leuckart
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiP 160
Case Study for TWiP 160
Referred to Daniel for consult, 40 yo immigrant from Brazil, a farmer had worked there, family in US. While here 1 y ago sees physician for increased heart rate, arrythmia, premature ventricular contractions, A-fib and flutter, treated by cardiologist then gets implantable defibrillator. Diagnostics: EKG, right bundle branch block; Echo shows heart is dilated with apical aneurysm; thrombosis.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees