TWiP 199: Chagas kisses Cruzi and Brucei bites

October 12, 2021

The TWiP team solves the case of the Traveler to Tanzania with a Purple Lesion, and discuss Mosquirix, the first vaccine approved for Plasmodium parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierDaniel Griffin, and Christina Naula

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Case Study for TWiP 199

Gentleman in 40s, repeated intestinal issues, diagnosed with Giardia and treated, a year later again, again not feeling well. Stool testing shows Blastocystis and Endolimax nana. Lives in NYC area, single, active socially with different partners, no other medical problems, does take PREP for AIDS. Exam and labs normal except for stools. HIV negative. Treated with metronidazole, no impact on symptoms. Coincides with successful encounters. 

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Music by Ronald Jenkees

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2 comments on “TWiP 199: Chagas kisses Cruzi and Brucei bites

  1. David Wareing Oct 13, 2021

    Dear Professor Racaniello,
    The case details published for TWIP 199 appear to be the same as those for TWIP 189.
    There may have been a mistake uploading the content,

    Many thanks for your wonderful Podcasts and also your amazing Virology lecture series.

    Thank you
    David Wareing

  2. Paul Johnston Oct 23, 2021

    Seems Winterbottom was from South Shields but studied in Edinburgh and then Glasgow