Monday, August 2, 2021

Case of the Week 648

 This week's case was donated by Dr. Seema B. The following objects were seen in a Papanicolaou-stained bronchoalveolar lavage specimen. No further history is available. They measure approximately 500 micrometers long. Most likely identification?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the first picture, the lower object appears to have a digestive tract. This together with the length of 500 micrometers seems to fit Strongyloides stercoralis L3 larvae. The tail details are not clearly visible. The lack of a clinical history does say otherwise.
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