Monday, April 14, 2014

Case of the Week 300

Dear group,
We are now on our 300th case! This blog was 'born' in 2007 as a way for me to share cases with just a few clinical microbiology fellows at my institution.  I am now very proud (and amazed) to say that this blog has expanded to have an international viewership and receives more than 14,000 page hits each month from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.  Your readership and comments continue to inspire me.  Thank you!

The case for this week consists of several strands of hair from an elderly man living in a skilled nursing facility.  What is your identification?


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Head Lice

Latha Rajan said...

Nits of head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis)....

Anonymous said...

She must have gotten these nits from someone in the facility. P. humanus capitis would the the egg layer.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Pediculus humanus...

Lee

Anonymous said...

I actually think this is P. pubis lice, which if correct raises the issue of sexual abuse, though not sure if this usual with male resodemts of homes.

mona said...

pediculosis

Arthur Morris said...

P. humanus eggs, differentiation from Phthirus by operculum morphology

Anonymous said...

Nits of head lice