Welcome to the Parasite Case of the Week.
Every Monday there will be a new case, as well as the answer to the previous case (you will find it below the corresponding case). Please feel free to leave a comment or your thoughts regarding the diagnosis. Enjoy!
The following was seen in an formalin-fixed iodine-stained wet mount fecal preparation. It is approximately 15um in diameter. Other examples of the organism in this sample all measure 12-15 um and have 4 nuclei or less. Click on the image to enlarge.
Name 3 possible diagnoses.
Image was taken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Used with Permission.