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Infections 06

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 14 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Saturday, February 14 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
This patient is likely to have engaged in which of the following activities?

 
        A) Wading barefoot in the Nile
 
        B) Eating undercooked pork in Mexico
 
        C) Receiving steroid based immunosuppression
 
        D) Having a salad in rural Iraq
 
        E) Enjoying crayfish and crabs in southeast asia
 

 


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This question was created on February 14, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Wading barefoot in the Nile

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Schistosoma hematobium usually causes spinal cord lesions  (See References)

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B) Eating undercooked pork in Mexico

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Common source of Taenia solium larvae  (See References)

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C) Receiving steroid based immunosuppression

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Results in severe systemic infection (including meningitis)in patients already infected with strongyloides  (See References)

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D) Having a salad in rural Iraq

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Echinococcal disease usually presents in the CNS as a single large cyst  (See References)

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E) Enjoying crayfish and crabs in southeast asia

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May result in pulmonary and CNS infection with Paragonimus westermani, which appears as a brain abscess  (See References)

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References:

1. Graham, D.I., and Lantos, P.L. (2002). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 7th ed. Arnold Press, New York. (ISBN:0340742313)Advertising:
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Infections 06
Question ID: 021409069
Question written by gliageek. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 02/14/2009
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