Monday, August 10, 2015

Case of the Week 360

This week's case was generously donated by Dr. Sheldon Campbell, "the singing microbiologist." (seriously, his songs are great - check it out here).

This specimen was submitted from a patient in Connecticut.

 Identification?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amblioma americanum, engorged

CholeraJoe said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

Engorged female Amblyomma americanum (lone star) tick.

Lee

hassanmedica said...

engorged female "lone star tick" Amblyomma americanum.

Anonymous said...

The marking on the small scutum indicates this is an engorged female Amblyoma americanum. As the tick is full of "aspirations", the mouth parts and scaloping becomes less evident as these parts will be almost out of focus, a challenging photographic task.

Florida Fan

Arthur Morris said...

Amblyomma americanum engorged female as previously stated, as indicated by the size, and the markings on, the scutum.