- By Laurel Kelly
Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world
This week's case involves a middle-aged man from Nigeria who presented with signs of increased intracranial pressure, including nausea and vomiting. An MRI showed dilated ventricles and irregular lesions in the cerebellum. Material was removed and examined microscopically. What is it?
Every week, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a Mayo Clinic microbiologist, posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your answers, comments and questions. Learn more about Dr. Pritt's work, and enjoy science!
Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as, and does not substitute for, medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients.