Welcome to Pathology Student!

My name is Kristine Krafts, MD, and I love teaching pathology.
If you’re looking for straightforward answers to your pathology questions,
you’ve come to the right place!

How to study diseases

How to study diseases

Studying pathology means learning about LOTS and LOTS of diseases. Here’s a simple plan that will help your brain absorb all that information and still be happy.

Is Factor V Leiden a Mendelian Disorder?

Is Factor V Leiden a Mendelian Disorder?

Mendel’s laws are so nice and tidy and reliable. However, genes don’t always behave the way Mendel described. Let’s look at a real-life example: Factor V Leiden.

How do gallstones form?

How do gallstones form?

You might have an idea of what cholesterol stones are all about – but what about pigment stones? Do they come from the pigment fairy? No (sigh), there’s no pigment fairy.

Name that organism!

Name that organism!

It’s time for another game of Name That Bug! Where there are no fabulous prizes if you get it right, but also no shaming if you get it wrong. Ever.

Name that organism!

Name that organism!

It’s like a test question, only without tricks, misleading information, or multiple correct answers. Actually, it’s not like a test question at all.

Blood cookies!

Blood cookies!

No, silly, not cookies made with blood. That was last year.