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Pathology Case Study:  Anosmia and Decreased Vision in the Right Eye

Pathology Case Study: Anosmia and Decreased Vision in the Right Eye

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a 29 year old naval serviceman stationed in Guam was transferred back to the United States due to visual disturbances. He had a three month history of nasal congestion and anosmia and a two week history of decreased vision in the right eye. The case study provides radiologic findings, microscopic description, and laboratory identification in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

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