Case Reports Presentations

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 16:15 – 17:30 PDT
CR001 (#13)
Powassan virus encephalitis after tick bite in rural Manitoba
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Nathan Smith, Yoav Keynan, Terry Wuerz, Aditya Sharma

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

CR002 (#14)
Neck mass misdiagnosed as a possible malignancy: Tularemia, the ancient disease which remains unknown to the medical community and a high risk to laboratory personnel
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Élodie Gemme1,2, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens1,2, Yoav Keynan1,2, James McEachern1,2, John M Embil1,2

1University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada. 2Shared Health, Manitoba, Canada

CR003 (#317)
Topical, oral, and bladder-instilled phage therapy treats E. coli cystitis: an open-label single patient Canadian clinical trial
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Greg J German1,2,3, Payton Hooey2, Jonathan D Cook1, Umesh Jain2, Carlos Fernando2, Keiko C Salazar4,5, Hanjeong Harvey6, Udi Blankstein7, Andrew M Kropinski8, Alan R Davidson9, Karen L Maxwell1,9, Anthony W Maresso4,5, Austen L Terwilliger4,5, Lori L Burrows6

1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. 5Tailored Antibacterials and Innovative Laboratories for Phage (Φ) Research (TAILΦR), Houston, TX, USA. 6Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 7Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 8Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada. 9Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

CR004 (#33)
Balamuthia mandrillaris: A locally acquired fatal case, possibly a first for Canada?
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Clayton A MacDonald1,2, Kaitlin Vanderbeck1,3, Lorne N Small4,5, Kevin R Barker1,3,6, Ian Chan7, Yanhong Yu3, Mohanpal Dulai1

1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON, Canada. 2Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Canada. 3Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4Division of Infectious Diseases, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON, Canada. 5Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 6Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON, Canada. 7Department of Radiology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, ON, Canada

CR005 (#332)
Mediastinal necrotizing lymphadenitis Histoplasmosis in a 16-year-old Crohn’s patient
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Adiel Marom, Christos Karatzios, Fransico Noya, Marina Salvadori

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada