Monday, March 4, 2019

Case of the Week 534

It's time for our fun monthly case from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The following objects were seen in a stool specimen (direct wet prep) from a child with watery diarrhea. The objects measure approximately 40-45 ┬Ám in length. Identification?

12 comments:

Sir Galahad said...


Stomi (con cellule di guardia) su foglia di pianta

Sir Galahad said...

Leaves with stomata only on the top page.

Anonymous said...

Just a few pollen grains. These may be mistaken for parasites ova.
Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

My wrong, agree with above comments.
Florida Fan

Bernardino Rocha said...

Agree with turgid guard cells, with stomatal pores.

Luis said...

Estoma de hojas, artefactos

Blaine A. Mathison said...

Before these can be seen in stool, they must be first passed through the stoma-ch! :-)

Old One said...

Idzi, I couldn't identify. Thanks for the lesson.

Unknown said...

Trichuris spp

BISHAL said...

Artifacts

Idzi P. said...

Woaaw! I feel honored! Something that Old One could not identify! That’s not easy to find! ;-)
Most of the time, I am learning from you, Old One! So allow me to thank you for those lessons too! And the same counts for Blaine, Florida Fan, Bernardino, Luis, Sir Galahad (and probably a bunch of others that I forgot at this moment, sorry) too! And of course for Dr. Pritt who created this wonderful platform of knowledge! So thanks Bobbi! Thanks everyone!

Old One said...

Three cheers.

"Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah"