Monday, July 13, 2020

Case of the Week 599

This week's fun case is from Dr. Tess Karre, one of our former clinical microbiology fellows. The following structures were seen in a hematoxylin and eosin stained small bowel biopsy. Identification?


9 comments:

RSono said...

Enterobium vermicularis - clue: lateral alae

Madiha said...

Enterobius vermicularis

Nandhu said...
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Nandhu said...

I agree with RSono : Enterobius vermicularis ( Lateral alae, testes and gut are clearly visible). It reminds me of similar case - Duodenum (https://parasitewonders.blogspot.com/2014/10/answer-to-case-322.html)

Anonymous said...

Of course I have to agree with Nandhu, all the clues are in the pictures. Beautiful case indeed.
Florida Fan

Sean G. Smith said...

<3 thank you muchly for this classically elegant Enterobius example...

Unknown said...

Good section for Entrobius vermicularis

Henry said...

"Pin the worm in this picture" would be another clever clue.

Patrik said...

Hello, could someone explain to me what part of the parasite this is? I don't understand the "lateral alae" part even though I've read about it. Is it just a cross section of the parasite, showing the intestinal tract? And what else is it showing?