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🗳Given the multitude of 🦠 pathogens that cause behavioral changes (even mental illness), including #rabies, #Lyme, #toxoplasmosis, #Trypanosoma, etc, I am curious how many are noticing behavioral changes with Covid.

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“Join us as we share tales of some of the creepiest parasites around — those that control the brains of their human hosts, sometimes leaving insanity and death in their wake. These are the tales of neurological parasites.”…
The many strains of Wolbachia can do amazing things to their insect hosts: change their sex, kill their offspring, and poss even create new species. And, in the process, they might just provide enough benefits for their hosts to make it all worthwhile.…
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#Infectiousdisease encyclopedia @Darcy_ID_doc carried us through another #HIV-focused #MTC at #Hillcrest this morning!!
Chief @photon_ick & PGY3 Dr. Sheila Bhavsar shared a cool case of #Toxoplasmosis, specifically #Toxo encephalitis!! Check out our 🗝️👇!!
1. Abrupt-onset weakness needs a stroke code evaluation. Our patient presented with #fevers & < 3 hr of L-sided #weakness!! ⏱️=🧠, so this comes first!!

2. Ultimately you'll end up with a #CT scan, where you are really looking for #bleeding or other space-occupying lesions. Image
3. Our patient had contrast-enhancing lesions. #contrastenhancement = edema & mass effect. No enhancement = not space-occupying! This helps narrow our differential! Image
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