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A 25-YO♂️ in Nigeria 2 years earlier: recurrent itchy swellings on his hands and forearms, appearing every week or so for the past few months.

What's in the #eye (A) & in the blood (B)?
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doi.org/10.1016/S0140-…
#Ophthalmology #parasitology #microbiology ImageImage
Identification of:
📌an adult worm in the eye
📌the microfilariae on a blood smear

LOA LOA FILARIASIS is a skin and eye disease caused by the nematode worm Loa loa.
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#parasites #MedEd #MedTwitter ImageImage
Loa loa is one of three parasitic filarial nematodes that cause subcutaneous filariasis in humans.
The other two are Mansonella streptocerca and Onchocerca volvulus (causes river blindness).
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#Doctor #MedStudentTwitter #oftalmologia
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A 17-MO♀️, Morocco: fever, pallor, epistaxis, gingival petechiae, lower limbsedema, & hepatosplenomegaly.

Pancytopenia, hypoalbunemia.
Triglyceridemia, ferritinemia, LDH & fibrinogen:⬆️
PT⬇️
Direct Coombs test:➕

🔬myelogram: ?
1/9

#parasitology #haematology #Pediatrics
Myelogram revealed the presence of leishmania bodies and figures of hemophagocytosis.

VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS ASSOCIATED WITH MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION SYNDROME
2/9

doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr…
#Pathologists #microbiology #IDtwitter
The patient was put on liposomal amphotericin B and corticosteroid therapy with good clinical and biological evolution.
3/9

#MedTwitter #Doctor
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Pregnant women are advised not to clean their cat litter tray and to wear gloves while gardening.
Avoid eating raw meat or from eating unwashed fruit and vegetables.
This is to prevent the infection of Toxoplasmosis which is deleterious to the baby inside..
Toxoplasma Gondii is a parasite which can infect many mammals and birds, but can only sexually reproduce inside cats. Its normal lifecycle is to be shed into the environment in cat faeces, from where it may be picked up by rodents and birds, which are then eaten by cats..
For most people, it causes only a mild flu-like illness, but during pregnancy it can harm the fetus.
In people with weak immune systems, toxo can be deadly. .
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A 49-YO man “looking through branches in a tree.”: decreased vision in his L eye.

Fundus: linear and arcuate disturbances in the retina (A).

What´s in the vitreous?!! (B)
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DOI: 10.1056/NEJMicm075735
#parasitology #OJO #Ophthalmology Image
A fly larva was initially observed in the macula and after 4 days of treatment with thiabendazole, a segmented fly larva in the vitreous (B).

OCULAR MYIASIS
2/4

#oftalmologia #parasites #eye Image
The patient elected to undergo vitrectomy.
Eight weeks after the vitrectomy, the lesions in the retina were attenuated and the visual acuity had improved to 20/40.
3/4

#MedEd #IDtwitter #MedTwitter
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Os recomiendo mucho más el de @loserjorge, pero yo también me animo a esto... Image
#EverythingEverywhereAllAtOnce es de las mejores pelis que he visto en mi vida. No voy a poner mi peli favorita de cada año, pero sí la que creo que podéis haberos perdido y merece la pena... Image
#TheSuicideSquad. Nada que ver con la anterior! Buenísima! Image
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𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟬:Wojciech “Al” Krotoski et al publish a report in the British Medical Journal describing a dormant liver stage of #Plasmodium cynomolgi in Rhesus macaques. These dormant liver stages, called "hypnozoites" are postulated to be the cause of relapses of this #malaria species Image
- Image references: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…; ajtmh.org/view/journals/…
- References: https://t.co/QDyaZSACDa; https://t.co/zzZPG6Ze3M; link.springer.com/article/10.100…
𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟭: In 1981, Dr William C. Campbell of the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research in the US, published "An Introduction to the Avermectins" which described a new series of compounds with potent antiparasitic properties against nematode & arthropod #parasites. Image
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Parasites may gross us out, but they are incredibly diverse and hold ecosystems together

From wasps to viruses, parasites are crucial links in a healthy food web. #Ecosystem #wildlife #biodiversity
nationalgeographic.com/animals/articl…
parasitism deserves more respect as “an exceptionally successful form of life”. Animals, plants, fungi, bacteria & viruses can all be parasitic, from vampire bats to deep-sea anglerfish, whose tiny males permanently attach themselves to females.
Parasitism is a form of symbiosis—a close relationship between 2 organisms. Some parasites (parasitoids) are deadly to their hosts, many don’t cause major problems. Others will even protect their hosts from other parasites, such as viruses that shield bacteria against antibiotics
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📜 La microscopie révèle l'oxyde de graphène (rGO) et les composés des vax (05/02 màj 11/09)
- contraste de phase
- microscopie à fond noir & clair
- microscopie électro. à transmission & balayage
- spectroscopie à rayons X à dispersion d'énergie
1a/10) drrobertyoung.com/post/transmiss…
1b/10) Lien avec traducteur auto :
translate.google.com/translate?hl=&…
2/10)
"Les germes naissent en nous et de nous comme une infection et NON une infection des cellules du corps. En d'autres termes, les germes sont des symptômes de désorganisation cellulaire et génétique et NON la cause spécifique de la désorganisation cellulaire et génétique !"
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Our 5th and final day of #ParasitesOnline21 will begin shortly with a plenary talk from Prof Santiago Mas-Coma from University of Valencia on: Fascioliasis control in human endemic areas: one health action to complement preventative chemotherapy
Prof Maria-Gloria Basanez introduces Prof Santiago Mas-Coma who was awarded Honorary membership of @BSPparasitology in 2020
Prof Mas-Coma cites his recent paper, which describes this One Health approach to tackle fascioloiasis spread by donkeys, which are important for transport in the Altiplano: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… Sheep & cattle also act as reservoirs: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… #ParasitesOnline21
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Day 4 of our #ParasitesOnline21 meeting will begin with a presentation by Dr Emma Briggs who was awarded the BSP President's Medal in 2020 🏅 @emmabriggs6
Prof Maria-Gloria Basanez introduces Dr Emma Briggs and congratulates her on the award
So to begin our "BES: Ecology and Evolution I" Session of Day 4 of #ParasitesOnline21 is Prof Neil Hall of the @EarlhamInst with "Sequencing #Protists directly from the environment for the Darwin Tree of Life Project."
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And now at #ParasitesOnline21 Day 2, we have our 2nd session on Gender and Racial Equality in Science, with @rejoicePhD telling us about "Centering Diverse Voices and Grappling with Racial Inequities in #Parasitology." Image
Not only has #COVID19 disproportionately effected minority communities in the US, but #parasites have too. Here is just one article describing the problem of #hookworm in the US South: theguardian.com/us-news/2017/s… #ParasitesOnline21
I think everyone needs to hear @rejoicePhD's talk on creating a scientific community where racial equity exists. So many amazing quotes and ideas. We can learn from the microbes we culture- a culture will not grow and thrive without the correct environment in which to do so. Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/12/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/12/dai…
The Weekly Quill – The Hope Diamond in the Rough

linkedin.com/pulse/weekly-q…

#history #diamonds #mining
You Might Have Earned It, But Don’t Forget That Your Wealth Came from Society

evonomics.com/wealth-of-huma…

#wealth #SocialInstitutions #value #InformationProcessing #profit #power #responsibility
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WHY STUDY #PARASITES?👇Imagine if your whole world was another animal 🤯 Follow me to learn more about these fascinating creatures 🤓
For more great #parasite content, check out some of my favorite parasitologists on Twitter:
@KellySpeer
@parasiteecology
@FuSchmu
@ParasiteGal
@The_Episiarch
and the American Society of Parasitologists: @AmSocParasit
And @WCPreisser too! Im sure I missed others. Creating a list of Parasite Peeps now. Suggestions welcome
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Very happy (and relieved) that our work on a beneficial function of the #AllergyModule of the #ImmuneSystem (#IgE antibodies and #MastCells) in host defense against #bacteria is out: cell.com/immunity/fullt…
Please check out the paper or the thread below if you want to know more
2/11 First things first: Many thanks to the amazing people and friends involved in this study over the last 6 years, especially my mentors Steve Galli @stanford and @sylviaknapplab as well as all co-authors (on twitter: @lauren_popov, @S_Zahalka, @maryemradhouani, @immceptionl)..
3/11 ...and host institutions @cemm_news, @meduni_wien and @stanfordmed; special thanks to @bobby_network for the superfancy 3D artwork! Artistic 3D representation (by @bobby_network) of a mast cel
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/15/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/dai…
Post-COVID, should countries rethink their obsession with economic growth?

grist.org/politics/post-…

#EconomicGrowth #degrowth #environment #ClimateChange #PostPandemic
Should We Conserve Parasites? Apparently, Yes

wired.com/story/should-w…

#parasites #insects #biology #environment
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"Information theory, predictability, and the emergence of complex life"

SFI Seminar by Luis F Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca, streaming now:
"The size of the #environment in some ways captures the #complexity...longer words take longer and longer to sample. This means in smaller environments, smaller words mean more."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca on #information right now:

"More-complex bit guessers are going to survive in a wider variety of environments. But a more-complex guesser is going to pay a higher metabolic cost."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca

Streaming now:

#computation #intelligence #evolution
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Happy to be back in Sweden for my 2nd #BiologyofSperm meeting & hearing fascinating stories on evolution of sperm, gamete interactions, reproductive organs and strategies by fellow #spermnerds
#BoS2019 #BoS15
Started strong yesterday with Sabine Koelle showing us the very first live imaging movies of sperm behavior in human reproductive tracts, all the way to the fertilization site, and even sperm filmed live swimming inside the testes! What a cool talk!
Next @lross_evoento told us about (incomplete) paternal genome silencing in fascinating mealybugs. @emwhitti brought us to the amazing world of Post-Ejaculatory Modifications w/ impressive proteomics data from 1000s of #drosophila reproductive tract dissections. #BoS2019 #BoS15
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I listen to ~90 #Podcasts on a (semi) regular basis. Let me give you a rundown of ALL of them and why you should listen to some amazing #FOAMed, especially for all the new #EmergencyMedicine interns. #FOAMed #MedEd #medtwitter
First of all, you need a good podcast app. I absolutely love Downcast. Great app, gives you more control over playback, downloading, and allows you to categorize your podcasts into playlists (picture 2). This is where you get to customize your #FOAMed experience! #medtwitter
In no particular order,

- Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC). Great insight into Crit Care from an anesthesia perspective. Coming from EM, this is great to listen to- much different from my day-to-day! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #CriticalCare
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