Sunday, March 18, 2012

Case of the Week 200

Welcome back to the Parasitology Case of the Week. I'm amazed to see that I am now at Case 200! I've been doing this blog for over 5 years now and have really enjoyed coming up with a weekly case and seeing your responses. Thank you for the continued support.

This week's case was generously donated by MicrobeMan.

The following object was extracted from a patient with a history of travel to a tropical rainforest over 1 month ago. He presented to a dermatologist several times since returning to the U.S. and finally the below object was extracted and sent to the parasitology lab for identification.

Based on the organism shown, which continent would you say the patient traveled to?


Kathy said...

Bofly larva which are found in Central & South America.

Anonymous said...

Dermatobia hominis

South America

Anonymous said...

Bot FLy lava.

Costa Rica.

Tricia MMLNE

Anonymous said...

Dermatobia/Central or South America

Menzler said...

Infestation of fly (second-stage larva): human tissue, Botfly (Dermatobia hominis): fly lays eggs on mosquito
form Central / S. America. The
Tumbu fly (Cordylobia anthropophaga) fly lays eggs in soil or clothing drying in the sun
in tropical Africa.