Sunday, March 6, 2016

Case of the Week 388

This week's case is from Emily F. in my lab. No history is available.




Identification?

5 comments:

Eagleville said...
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Eagleville said...

Pediculus humanus, corporis (body louse, male)

Anonymous said...

Pediculus humanus, adult male as evidenced by the rounded posterior and copulatory organ.

Florida Fan

Khalid Elfeel said...

Pediculus humanus corporis ( body louse )
Medical Importance :
-Vector of epidemic typhus ( Rickettsia Prowazecki)
-Epidemic relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis)
-Trench fever ( Bartonella quintana )

Anonymous said...

Pediculus humanus, knowing where the louse was found would help in identification {corporis vs. capitis}.The size range is different between the two varieties. Also the body louse is more robust.