Monday, June 30, 2014

Case of the Week 309

The following structures were seen in a refrigerated urine specimen.  Identification?



 

11 comments:

Soaring Albatross said...

Schistosoma hematobium

Anonymous said...

Schistosoma haematobium ova

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the centrally located spine is characteristic of Schistosoma haematobium ova.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Agree with above, but putting on the clinical chemistry hat, there seems to be considerable debris in the background, some of which appears crystalline. And are those Liesegang rings resembling gargantuan RBCs?

Anonymous said...

S. haematobium ova

Anonymous said...

I agree Schistosoma haematobium ova

Lee

Anonymous said...

Schistosoma haematobium

Anonymous said...

My first time here :)
and yes, I agree with everybody,
it's Schistosoma haematobium ova.
Terminal spine noted and usually found in urine.

Wan Hafiz

Neel Shah said...

Looks like Schistsoma hematobium to me

Anonymous said...

schistosoma haematobium egg

Hans Naus said...

Schistosoma haematobium eggs.
You can check if they are alive by looking for the 4 flamecels.

(or leave them under the light of the microscope till they hatch :))