girl developed generalized seizures. A CT scan revealed a single brain
lesion consistent with a tumor. Biopsy of the lesion showed a
cysticercus. The patient lived in South Carolina and had never traveled
outside the state. What parasite caused her disease? How is this disease
transmitted? How might it be prevented?
California farmer developed a low- grade fever, myalgia, and cough. A
chest X- ray exam revealed an infiltrate in the lung. Microscopic
examination of the sputum revealed round, budding cells. A sputum
culture grew mycelia and arthroconidia. What organism is most likely the
cause of the symptoms? What is causing the man’s disease? How is this
disease transmitted? How might it be prevented?
teenaged male in California complained of remittent fever, chills, and
headaches. A blood smear revealed ring- shaped cells in his red blood
cells. He was successfully treated with primaquine and chloroquine. The
patient lives near the San Luis Rey River and has no history of foreign
travel, blood transfusion, or intravenous drug use. What is the disease?
How was it acquired?
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