In the spirit of the American Thanksgiving holiday, I'd like to present two related cases that were donated by two parasitologists in our wonderful parasitology community: George from Memorial Sloan Kettering and William Sears from the NIH. I'm thankful for many things, and among them are this generous and supportive group that inspires and educates me each week. In his case, George noted the following in a stool concentrate:
William was also kind enough to provide adults of this parasite, complete with more eggs (in utero and free). I've seen similar adult worms in concentrated stool specimens.
Can anyone put this whole picture together for us?
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