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By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites: Discussing Acanthamoeba, Loa loa and pubic louse case studies with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

Director, Clinical Parasitology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and owner of the blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri: ‘Miltefosine is not the cure-all’ says ‘Kyle Cares’ founder

There has been a lot to cheer about when it comes to the treatment of parasitic meningitis caused by the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, with the investigational drug Miltefosine, as the recent news reports on the Kali More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 16th, 2010
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Soil amoeba blamed in the deaths of two organ transplant recipients

Two patients who received solid organ transplants in Arizona have died as a result of a parasite they got from the donated organs. Balamuthia mandrillaris infecting brain tissueImage/CDC One man, a liver recipient More...


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