The Tremendous Trio solve the case of the Woman With Foul Steatorrhea, and reveal breakdown of the glycocalyx associated with severe and fatal malaria.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin
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Case Study for TWiP 167
- Glycocalyx and severe malaria (Clin Inf Dis)
- Hero: Bridget Ogilvie
- Letters read on TWiP 167
Woman 30 yo, traveled to DR, went to tourist part. On return for yearly physical, asked about her chronic constipation. She said does not have it any more, has normal bowel habits. A few weeks after her return this occurred. Primary care doc was intrigued, sent off some tests. Found Entamoeba hartmanni. What might the doc have done? What were the consequences of infection?
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Music by Ronald Jenkees