Monday, November 16, 2009

Case of the Week 93

The following objects were identified from a concentrated wet mount preparation of stool. The patient was originally from China, and has a history of cirrhosis. Identification?


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks like Paragonumus westermani.

Kathy said...

It looks too big to me to be a Paragonimus. It looks more like a Fasciola hepatica.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Fasciola hepatica. The miracidium are being released from the operculum.

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Anonymous said...

Fasciola species, either buski or hepatica. BW in VT

george said...

This parasite has a fragile egg. I have seen parts of broken eggs.In this specimen the operculum has popped probably due to pressure of the coverslip.

Salbrent said...

Based the size and morphology Fasciolopsis or Fasciola eggs.

Since the operculum is clear and the abopercular end is slighlty irregular or "roughen" appearance, I would call it,
Fasciola hepatica egg
This sure beats the Hookworm eggs I found this week

Thanks again for sharing