Clinical Lab Investigations: Case Studies for the Lab Professional, Case set #15 - A Combined Mycology/Parasitology Edition: Part 1: Aspergillus terreus Recovered from a Corneal Scraping Part 2: Paragonimus weestermani: Mimicker of Tuberculosis (by ASCLS)

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Suzanne Campbell PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm; Hang Nguyen, MLS(ASCP)cm

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Earn 1.5 contact hours of P.A.C.E.® - approved continuing education credit conveniently at your own pace by downloading this case and successfully completing the corresponding quiz. Each case study is designed to take you beyond the laboratory test and investigate the causes for abnormal laboratory results.

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Objectives

  • Identify the environmental conditions from which Aspergillus terreus exists.
  • Describe the most likely disease states associated with infections due to Aspergillus terreus.
  • List the host conditions that increase the likelihood of an Aspergillus infection.
  • Compare traditional versus molecular identification techniques for fungi.
  • Compare the antimicrobial agents used to treat Aspergillus terreus infections
  • Identify the drug of choice for treatment of Aspergillus terreus infections.
  • Determine why it is difficult to diagnose Paragonimus westermani and what the key diagnostic methods are.
  • Explain the etiology of paragonimiasis and why it is important to investigate a patient’s eating habits and travel history when suspecting paragonimiasis.
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Tuberculosis and Paragonimiasis.

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Course Outline

  • CLI Case set #15_Summer 2014
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