Happy New Year everyone! We are going to kick off the New Year with a fascinating (and challenging) case by Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.
From Idzi: While I was rummaging through the education-samples, I stumbled upon a strange-looking, small vial, containing a liquid from unknown origin. When I looked at the identification label, I was quite surprised to find a name that sounded like a very exotic parasite…
During a quick microscopical examination, I found eggs of about 60-70 µm in length.
Who can guess which parasite I found? Hint: the source ended up being a cyst near the ear from an African man.