Monday, February 12, 2018

Case of the Week 481

Happy Valentine's Day! Here is a special photo taken by Emily Fernholz, my awesome education specialist. These 2 little worms were found in a concentrated stool specimen and measure approximately 250 micrometers long.  Identification?


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How fitting, a pair of rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis performing a romantic ballet. This is great as we are only two days away from Valentine's day.
Florida Fan

Lyne said...

Strongyloides stercoralis rhabditiform larvae

ali mokbel said...
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ali mokbel said...

These are two Strongyloides stercoralis rhabditiform larvae, each showing a distinctively short buccal cavity and a prominent genital primordium (oval-shaped structure near the waist) which is not well-defined here due to the fact that stools have been preserved in formalin (fresh stools show much better morphology). It would have been nice if the case was supported by a video showing the two larvae in action! :)

Sugar Magnolia said...

Concur with the previous posters - Strongyloides stercoralis rhabditiform larvae, intertwined in romantic interlude (or so it seems to us mere humans!). How heartwarming! I feel the love!

William Sears said...

Strong Heart

Atiya Kausar said...

Rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis well explained by all....