The TWiP team solves the case of the Gentleman from New York with Intestinal Issues, and review a 20-year study of butterflies, their associated parasitoid wasp and Wolbachia introduced into an island community.
Links for This Episode
- Accidental parasitoid introduction (Mol Ecol).
- Hero: Gerald Keusch.
- Support MicrobeTV at Parasites Without Borders.
- Letters read on TWiP 200.
Case Study for TWiP 200
Man in 30s with HIV-AIDS, presents with lower extremity weakness, headache, fever, ends up in hospital. Lives with wife and her cat, doesn’t take his medications. CD4 less than 100. Told to take medicine every day, one 3x week, one weekly. Does not drink alcohol, only eats well cooked meat. Born and raised in San Juan. Has had multiple sexual exposures with multiple women over years. Thin coating on tongue, lungs bowel normal. Has weakness in lower extremities. Skin unremarkable. Labs: CT shows multiple ring enhancing lesions with surrounding edema, also on MRI.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees.