Monday, January 29, 2018

Case of the Week 479

This week's case is from Dr. Kamran Kadkhoda. The following object was found in the diaper of 3 year old child. It measures approximately 30 cm in length. Identification?



8 comments:

Idzi P. said...

Adult female of Ascaris lumbricoides.
The three lips typical for ascarids are nicely visible! Wonderful picture!

Anonymous said...

Ascaris lumbricoides. Probably a female by size
Luis.

Anonymous said...

A trilobate, a female Ascaris lumbricoides.
Florida Fan

Atiya Kausar said...

Length of the worm,trilobate mouth and straight tail.... all go in favour of female Ascaris lumbricoides

ali mokbel said...

The overall appearance is for an Ascaris lumbricoides worm.Although female Ascarids are usually slightly longer than males, a size of 30 cm is possible for both. However, its tail is neither coiled nor curved, so it is more likely not a male worm. Moreover, I can see a "vulvar waist" near the middle of the worm (not easy to identify in this picture) which is a characteristic feature of FEMALE Ascaris lumbricoides worm.

Adel Malek said...

Ascaris lumbricoides female ?

Lyne said...

Ascaris lumbricoides female

William Sears said...

Ascaris