The following images are from an autopsy of a woman with end-stage ovarian cancer who developed respiratory failure and sepsis. The tissue type is small intestine. This is an old case from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) that I found in my files over the weekend. It is such a shame that they closed - they were such a wonderful resource.
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What forms of the parasite are shown in these images
Every week I will post a new Case, along with the answer to the previous case. Please feel free to write in with your answers, comments, and questions. Also check out my image archive website at http://parasitewonders.com. Enjoy!
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