Monday, March 30, 2009

Case of the Week 63

This is a related case to our previous one. The following were seen in snips of skin (collected without drawing blood) from a patient with severe dermatitis. Following collection, the skin samples were incubated in normal saline for 2 hours and examined under 1000x magnification. The patient is from South America.

Identification?
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Onchocerciais?

Alasdair Hill said...

Yup I agree... looks like Onchocerca MF. Was kinda thrown by the geographic location though as this is most famously an African disease.