Monday, January 7, 2008

Parasite Case of the Week 3

Parasite Case of the Week 3
This is the third in a new series of parasite cases. Every Monday, I will post a new case, as well as the answer to the previous (you'll find it below the corresponding case). Please feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts regarding the diagnosis. Click on the images to enlarge. Enjoy!

This worm is approximately 1 cm in length.
Name an important clinical symptom.


Anonymous said...

hookworm - I'll guess Ancylostoma based on a tooth-like structure. Iron deficiency anemia is an important symptom, but perhaps far less impressionable than would be a creeping eruption!

Ian said...

I would also say it is the hookworm Ancylostoma because of the 4 teeth. This infection may cause anaemia.