#Micro140 is the hashtag for the case discussions I run on Twitter. They are usually at 5pm Eastern US time on Fridays, but that may vary depending on other commitments or Real Life getting in the way.

The goal of #Micro140 is to have a discussion on the presentation, workup and management of an infectious disease. The cases are all fictional, but are created from a mish-mash of real patients I have taken care of and/or literature case reports. I hope to educate on specific “Pearls” that I’ve learned along the road so far, not just random facts about a particular infection.

The cases rely on audience participation – people ask questions about the case, I provide the answers. Anyone can join in – medical people of all types and levels and non-medical people are equally welcome. In fact, the broader the contributors the more I think everyone gets out of it.

If anyone has any suggestions on bugs bugs I could cover drop me a line. The infections covered so far are…

Bialysascaris Procyonis (Racoon roundworm)
Parechovirus (enterovirus) neonatal sepsis
Clostridium Septicum in a child with cyclic neutropenia
Lemierre’s Syndrome (Fusobacterium Necrophorum) as a complication of EBV (mono)
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus as a neonatal infection
Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Rat lungworm eosinophilic meningitis)
Dipylidium caninum (puppy tapeworm)
Murine Typhus
Mycobacterium leprae (leprosy)
EBV infection causing genital ulcers
Capnocytophaga Canimorsus in an apslenic boy with a dog bite
Bactericides Tectum from a therapy dog
Haemophilus influenzae type B in a neonat
Chryseobacterium meningosepticum in a premie – NICU outbreak
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a teen with HIV
Papulopurpuric glove and stocking syndrome (PPGSS) from parvovirus B19
Herpes B infection from a macaque bite
Actinomycosis of the jaw from an infected tooth.

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