Monday, September 8, 2008

Case of the Week 37

The following was seen in a peripheral blood smear in a traveler from Africa. I don't have a low power view, but these high power images should give you enough to make the diagnosis. (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

3 comments:

Tom said...

Hmm... Sheath, shorter headspace, nuclei not quite going to the end of tail. I'd say it's Wuchereria. In a lower power view I'd expect it's a big worm! (not like those puny Mansonellas!)

Heather said...

HAs to be Brugia malayi with that rosy pink sheath. I vote BM. :)

bernie said...

i vote for W.bancrofti b/c the nuclei do not extend to the very end of the tail and it's about 10 microns wide overall.