Saturday, March 24, 2012

Case of the Week 201

The following was seen in a centrifuged urine specimen from an adopted child from Malawi. She had also been recently diagnosed with hepatitis C infection.

(unstained, 100 times original magnification)

(unstained, 200 times original magnification)

(unstained, 400 times original magnification)


This case was generously provided by MicrobeMan (Dr. Ryan Relich).


Anonymous said...

Shistosoma haematobium

Anonymous said...

Agree, schistosoma hematobium. The spine that points downwards reminds you that it's pointing towards the bladder.

Kathy said...

I agree with Schistosoma haematobium.

Anonymous said...

Schistosoma haematobium ,nice picture :)

Steve Merry said...

Lake Malawi is one of those famous sites to get S. hematobium for travelers or nationals. And, yup, that's the egg!

Anonymous said...

Agree: S. hematobium