Monday, July 22, 2013

Case of the Week 266

The following were seen in an unstained sputum specimen from a patient with peripheral eosinophilia, cough, and worsening pulmonary infiltrates.  She had been receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.  Right before this specimen was obtained, she had been admitted to the ICU for respiratory failure. (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

Unstained, 40x magnification

Unstained, 100x magnification

Unstained, 400x magnification


Anonymous said...


Poornima said...

Strongyloides larvae

Anonymous said...

Rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Strongyloides stercoralis

Anonymous said...

Strongyloides...I concur!


Lukus Roberts said...

disseminated strongyloidiasis, can occur in patients immunosuppressed by chemotherapy or AIDS, Ivermectin is treatment of choice :)