The TWiP team solves the case of the Shopkeeper with Thirst, Rash, and low Blood Oxygen, then review a study on the effect on survival to adulthood in Tanzania of mosquito net use in early childhood.
Links for This Episode
- Mosquito net use in Tanzania (NEJM).
- Michiaki Takahashi (Wikipedia).
- Letters read on TWiP 203.
Case Study for TWiP 203
Two individuals, same issue. Small village in Ghana, near fast flowing river. Teen-aged boy, father farmer. Boy develops severe itchy rash on right leg. Light and dark areas. They live nearby, father farms near river. After school they swim in river then travel. Father in 70s, has 2-3 cm nodule on left knee, second on in groin area, no other problems. Has some visual issues. Nodules are firm, fixed to the skin.Both have positive diagnostic skin snip.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees.