Sunday, April 2, 2017

Answer to Case 440

Answer: Dipylidium caninum proglottid containing characteristic egg packets.

This is such a great case because it shows the characteristic morphology of this cestode, as well as how a clinical misdiagnosis (in this case, as pinworm) led to incorrect therapy, which was remedied following correct identification in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Thanks again to Florida Fan for donating this case. Here are some of the key features of this case:

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