Saturday, January 28, 2012

Answer to Case 193

Answer: Bertiella sp. eggs

Great job everyone! I thought this would be a tough one, but received lots of correct answers. Bertiella is a genus of cestodes (tapeworms) that typically infect non-human primates, although humans are also occasionally infected.

The diagnosis can be made from the presence of the classic pyriform apparatus, an inner membrane with projections around a 6-hooked embryo.

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