Saturday, August 9, 2008

Case of the Week 33

The following lymph node biopsy was taken from a boy with no travel history outside of the U.S. He had presented with acute onset of fever and lymphadenitis.
Diagnosis? What is your differential diagnosis? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)
Images courtesy of Dr. Thomas Trainer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like it could be acute toxaplasma lymphadenitits, though I would have expected to see tachyzoites rather than [what appears to be] a cyst???

If so, I can imagine Dr. Tindle making the diagnosis without ever identifying the organisms (remembering fondly her high power habit of using more and more oil until she succesfully found the focal plane). What a great lady she was!!!

Hope all is well Parasite Gal.