Sunday, February 20, 2011

Answer to Case 150

Answer: Trypanosoma cruzi amastigotes

congratulations to Josh, Alasdair, BW, and Anonymous who wrote in with the correct answer!

The diagnostic features of this case are:
1. Location in cardiac muscle
2. formation of "pseudo-cysts"

3. Amastigotes (non-motile forms) within pseudocysts, containing both a nucleus and rod-shaped kinetoplast

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