Monday, October 18, 2010

Case of the Week 135

The following objects were seen on a stool ova and parasite examination from a patient with diarrhea and abdominal pain. They measure approximately 80 micrometers in greatest dimension. Identification? What feature makes this parasite unique?


Anonymous said...

Balantidium coli- the only ciliate protozoan that parasitizes humans

Anonymous said...

Balantidium coli and it's the only ciliate that infects humans.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the above! BW in Vt