Sunday, July 13, 2014

Answer to Case 311

Answer:  Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura eggs.
As noted by a few of the readers, both fertilized and unfertilized Ascaris ova are present.  It is common to see co-infections with geohelminths in patients from endemic settings. Therefore, a good take home point is:  if you see one parasite, keep looking!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

especially because the eggs of Trichuris are less common then those of Ascaris.