Monday, December 25, 2017

Case of the Week 474

Happy Holidays to all of my readers! This week's case is in the form of a Christmas tree. Can anyone tell what the tree is made out of? (hint: this is from a Trichrome-stained stool specimen)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Charcot Leyden crystals are a guise for snow crystals, the red cells may perhaps represent red delicious apples before man made ornaments were inovated.
Merry Christmas Everyone,
Florida Fan

Unknown said...

Charcot leyden crystals , RBC's are these entamoeba hystolytica....is this a concentrated sample ??

Idzi P. said...

Charcot-Leyden crystals. They are a degradation product of eosinophils and tend to appear in certain parasite infestations.
A very Merry Christmas to all of you!

Anonymous said...

Tanti cristalli di Charcot-Leyden.... :-) . Buon Natale a tutti! :-)

Carlo Alberto Varlani

Anonymous said...

I recognize the Charcot-Leyden crystals, but I've never seen that yellow star-shaped parasite before! This could be a nice case report, maybe New England Journal of Medicine.

- Mark Fox

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