The TWiPlicates solve the case of the Child With Retinal Granuloma, and discuss an association of the complement protein collectin-11 with the pathophysiology of Chagas disease.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin
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- Chagas disease pathophysiology and collectin-11 (PLoS NTD)
- Hero: Theobald Smith
- Image credit: Toxocara canis by Ben Liffner
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Case Study for TWiP 170
3 yo girl, same context: mobile clinic in Bocas del Toro archipelago. Small village on remote island. Initially had red eye, rubbing a lot, mother noticed she seemed to have vision loss. On exam ophthalmologist did fundoscopic exam, sees band keratopathy, calcium on the cornea, and outer retinal punctate lesions.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees
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