Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Daniel Griffin
Vincent and Daniel solve the case of the Family with Eosinophilia, and discuss HIV-1 infection and genome integration in the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni.
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Links for this episode:
- Family cluster of eosinophilia (Clin Inf Dis)
- Dientamoeba fragilis (Wikipedia)
- Parasites without borders
- HIV integrates into Schistosoma genome (PLoS Path)
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- Letters read on TWiP 119
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Case Study for TWiP 119
This one will be kinder and gentler case. Back in Thailand but could be in several places. 25 yo Thai woman from Bangkok, to hospital, chief complaint facial swelling. Eats typical Thai diet (see previous episodes!) Som tum, etc fish that is not cooked. Migratory – moves around face. Not tender, but mild itchiness. For about a week, no pain. Healthy, no past med/surg history, family all fine. HIV negative, no drugs, no travel. On examination, has swelling on right side, 3-4 cm raised, little redness, firm, does not feel like fluid filled. No fever, no GI problems, no bloods. WBC up, eosinophils up.
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