Monday, September 24, 2012

Case of the Week 225

The following were seen in skin scrapings submitted to the laboratory.  No clinical information is available.  (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)


My thanks to Phong Duong for his generous donation of these beautiful images!


MicrobeMan said...

Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis infestation. Nice eggs and gorgeous larva in the second picture (looks like 6 legs to me). Excellent case!

Anonymous said...

For sure Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis as MicrobeMan has identified. The un-intended findings may very often be found in skin scrapings with a physician's request for Calcofluor stain and fungus culture, and the creatures may fluoresce as bright as they can be.

Florida fan

Parasite Gal said...

I've never seen them using Calcofluor white - that must be really neat to see! I'd love to see images if anyone has any.