Monday, June 16, 2008

Case of the Week 26

Here is a tricky case for you to ponder. I was doing some research a few years back, using beef as a control for immunohistochemical staining. My fellow researchers and I were very surprised to see the above cysts in our beef samples. These were run-of-the-mill sirloin cuts bought at the local supermarket.

What are these parasites, and could they potentially infect humans?


Anonymous said...

Not a clue! You do come across the wierdest stuff in your every day life!

Anonymous said...

Sorry that comment was me - Kathryn (TMIH)