Saturday, September 6, 2014

Answer to Case 317

Answer:  Not a Parasite; most consistent with a fiber containing proteinaceous deposits.  One reader suggested obtaining additional information such as whether the patient was using an IUD or tampon.  We can say with confidence that it is not a fungus or other microorganism.

Thank you all for writing in.  I think that everyone recognized this as a non-parasite, and it was very interesting to hear the different hypotheses on what it actually is.

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