TWiP 161: All I need is a bit of skin

November 10, 2018

Onchocerca by William C CampbellThe TWiPsters solve the case of the Brazilian Immigrant With Heart Problems, and describe how genome organization controls trypanosome antigenic variation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

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Case Study for TWiP 161

Daniel was asked to see 30 yo female from Bolivia, had to travel back during 3rd trimester. Was there for most of 3rd trimester. Child born in US, pericardial effusion, ascites, moderate PDA. Heart function is ok. Woman was healthy, no issues during pregnancy. Baby’s  white count elevated, diagnostic evaluation. It is a parasite.

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Music by Ronald Jenkees

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One comment on “TWiP 161: All I need is a bit of skin

  1. Charity Nov 12, 2018

    Why do doctors refuse to diagnose obvious parasitic infections? Especially when a veterinarian sounds the alarm for infectious disease.

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