Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Case of the Week 230

The following were seen in prostatic secretions from a man with chronic prostatis.  Diagnosis?

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11 comments:

MericaDiagnogen said...

Looks to me like Giardia!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Trichomonas vaginalis.

Anonymous said...

The site of infection, the sex of the patient, the obvious flagelation, the jerky motion, all point to Trichomonas vaginalis as the infectious agent.

Florida fan

Anonymous said...

Trichomonas vaginalis,

Hans Naus

Anonymous said...

I am going with T. hominis, because I think I see an undulating membrane along the whole length of the organism.

Anonymous said...

Although T. vaginalis seems like the obvious choice, given that various trichomonad species have been found in rare cases of human infection (incl. Tritrichomonas foetus, and T.equi/faecalis), I think I would be happier with a pcr result to go along with the fine video.

Parasite Gal said...

I heard from some viewers that they weren't able to see the videos directly on the web page, but instead had to click on a link for each movie. However, the videos appear for me on a variety of different browsers. If you weren't able to see the videos directly, please let me know what internet brower you are using and whether you think it has anything to do with the permissions set by your employer (if you are using a work computer). That way I can find a better way to post videos in the future. Thanks! Bobbi

Anonymous said...

Hi Bobbi,
I use IE 8 on a Windows XP machine.
I have to klick on "Link to Post" to see the video's.
I shall check at home how Firefox is behaving.

greetings,

Hans Naus

Anonymous said...

At home on my Windows 7 and Firefox I see the movies directly.

greetings,

Hans

Anonymous said...

Dr. Pritt:
I use Google Chrome and have no problem watching the video.

Florida fan

nathan kiraga said...

This is definitely trichomonas vaginalis because it is the most common pathogenic trichomonad from T. tenax and pentatrichomonad hominis. On top of that the patient has chronic prostatis which affects the male prostate glands and the main causing pathogen is for this is known to be T. vaginalis. It would have been also better to identify if the video showed more features such as pseudopodia and 1/2 size undulating membrane down the body.