The Giardians of the Galaxy solve the case of the Woman With a Colonic Stowaway from Hispaniola, and discuss activation of intestinal tuft cells by Trichinella spiralis.
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Links for this episode:
- T. spiralis and intestinal tuft cells (PNAS)
- Hero: Carl Theodore Ernst Van Siebold
- Letters read on TWiP 168
Case Study for TWiP 168
18 month old child, on medical mission for previous year with older sibling and 2 parents. Back in US for 2-3 months, just as leaving remote location were given dose of allbendazole. Call comes to Mom, child is at child care and has passed something. It is serpiginous, 5-6 inches in length, moving a bit. Not flat, but round. Child otherwise fine.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees