Monday, September 23, 2019

Case of the Week 561

This week's case features photos and videos from my fabulous Technical Specialists, Heather Arguello and Emily Fernholz. The following were seen in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Identification?


11 comments:

Idzi P. said...

Filariform (L3, infectious) larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis.
Nice pictures of the notched tail!

Sir Galahad said...


Larva filariforme di Strongyloides stercoralis.

Anonymous said...

This is a FIliariform of Strongyloides stercolaris

Anonymous said...

Nice case! Beautiful details of the filariform larvae of Strongyloides stercorealis. The notched tail is clearly photographed. One cannot ask for better than this.
Florida Fan

Sam said...

L3 larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis

Brenda Waters said...

Strongyloides stercoralis - waiting to be coughed up and swallowed. Where had the patient been? The trip may have been years ago, if the patient has been autoinfecting him/herself.
BW in VT

Old One said...

Also note the filariform esophagus which reaches to the midpoint of the worm.

Are those granular cells eosinophils?

Marian M. A. said...

Strongyloides..nice video.

Unknown said...

Larva filariforme de Strongyloides stercoralis

Blaine A. Mathison said...

Silly stringy Strongyloides stercoralis stealthily slithers in sputum, spied by sensational Specialists.

Eddy Martinez said...

Undoubtedly L4 filariform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. See the notch at the end of the tail