Dickson returns to the TWiP hosts to solve the case of the Woman from Colorado With Loose Stools, and explain how single-sex infection with female Schistosoma mansoni reduces hepatic fibrosis.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin
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Links for this episode:
- ASM Grant Writing Online Course
- Single-sex Schistosoma infection (PLoS NTD)
- Asterix the Gaul
- Letters read on TWiP 135
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Case Study for TWiP 135
Patient seen in clinic by Daniel’s colleague, living in Queens, needs home care. Man with wound on foot, needed daily care. Living 9 months, recently developed painful blister, he put his foot in water, got great relief, blister opened up. Open lesion did not look normal, there was something in blister. Went to see parasitologist, saw something there, wrapped it around piece of wood. Not previously seen a physician, no surgeries, knew little family history. New to our country, where could he have possibly come from? Rural part of some country. Resource limited region. How many days of treatment will he need?
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Music by Ronald Jenkees
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