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- Leader Spotlight: Doan Nguyen Today’s spotlight is AMSA member and leader Doan Nguyen! Doan is a third-year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine Chapter, […]
- Leader Spotlight: Thomas Frauenhofer Today’s spotlight is AMSA member and leader Thomas Frauenhofer! Thomas is a second-year medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Chapter, […]
- This month’s Leader Spotlight is Dylan Carroll! Dylan is a student at Trinity School of Medicine Clinical Sciences Medical Chapter, pursuing a focus in Emergency Medicine/Infectious Disease. Why […]
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From Weekly Consult
“She thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.”
Though eye worms infect a variety of animals, a 26-year-old from Oregon was the first human known to have been infected with this type of rare eye worm normally found in cows. Doctors at the clinic she visited didn’t know what to tell her; and once a team of CDC scientists finally solved her case, fourteen worms had been pulled from her eye.
From The New Physician
“What’s the Diagnosis? Colon Mass in an Infertile Woman”
A 45-year-old GP woman presents to the office with a six-month history of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation. She states that the pain is vague and intermittent, and that she has small, unsatisfactory bowel movements. There is no associated melena or hematochezia. Read more to see if you can discover the most likely diagnosis.