Sunday, July 6, 2008

Case of the Week 29

This tiny adult worm can cause serious life-threatening disease. Identification? Where would you expect to find the adult and larval forms? CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.

2 comments:

Alasdair Hill said...

Greetings from The Gambia!!

That looks like Echinococcus granulomas/multilucarus (spelling dubious!). If I'm not mistaken the adults are largely asymptomatic but if you eat larve then they form hydatic cysts in the brain/lungs which is extremely life threatening....

disconnected said...

I recognized this one immediately. http://i-shadow-me.deviantart.com/art/Beautiful-but-Deadly-Precursor-184497858 a picture of the eggs is beautiful.