Monday, October 27, 2008

Case of the Week 43

This weeks case may look familiar (hint: we've seen a similar case on Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites before) but I thought that these pictures were so striking that I wanted to share them with you.

The following were submitted to the laboratory on a glass microscope slide. No history. Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

2 comments:

ian said...

This is Pthirus pubis, the pubic/crab louse.

Kathryn said...

Yup. I agree with Ian, quite nasty looking these ones with what looks like blood stained claws!
Kathryn