TWiP 171: Better than a sharp stick in the eye

May 23, 2019
Daniel Griffin and Dickson Despommier

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin

The Leishmaniacs solve the case of the Child With Band Keratopathy, and reveal a eukaryotic parasite with functional mitochondria but without mitochondrial genomes.

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Case Study for TWiP 171

By boat to remote village, young boy (<10) brought in by Mother, concerned about painless ulcer on leg. Hard nodular border, 2-3 cm. Originally seen by floating doctors a few months before, now back as ulcer is not healing. Non-tender, there is an area of hard, different color skin that surrounds lesion. Some nodularity, clean lesion, no undermining.

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Music by Ronald Jenkees

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