Thursday, August 17, 2017

Case of the Week 456

This week's case was generously donated by Idzi Potters from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. The following were seen in a liquid culture of a skin biopsy using Tobie Sang Lapin (TSL) medium (Phase contrast, x1000 magnification). The specimen was first ground in a dounce tissue grinder. Diagnosis?

What are these structures?

Check out their classic motility here:


Sheldon Campbell said...

The header on the video kind of gives it away.

Bobbi Pritt said...

Thanks for the heads up Sheldon. I just fixed it!

Anonymous said...

Leishmania sp. promastigote, elongated cell with an anterior flagella.

Florida Fan

William Sears said...

Leishmania sp

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