The TWiP team solves the case Two Ghanians Near A Fast-Flowing River, and discuss a promising new drug for treatment of African trypanosomiasis.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Daniel Griffin, and Christina Naula
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- Oral fexinidazole for African trypanosomiasis (Lancet)
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Case Study for TWiP 204
Pregnant woman, 20 yo, living in eastern Ghana near Volta River delta. Often in river. In second trimester. Comes in with abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea. Ovoid forms seen in stool, 160 microns, have single lateral projections. Other ovoid forms 45×30 microns which contain polar bodies.
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Music by Ronald Jenkees