Monday, July 27, 2009

Case of the Week 79

The following peripheral blood smear is from a 42 year old woman from Venezuela. Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE)


ian said...

This is T. cruzi. It has the nucleus in the middle and a large kinetoplast at the posterior end. Also the patient is from S. America, where this parasite is found.

Anonymous said...

T. cruzi also, but morphologically, can't rule out T. rhodesiense or gambiense. BW in Vt.