Answer to the Parasite Case of the Week 682: Schistosoma mansoni egg.
The following post is from our first ever guest author, Hadel Go. I think you will all agree that Hadel did an outstanding job writing up the answer to the case of the week, and that this is truly one of the best case answers we have had on this blog.
Hadel Go, Medical Student, Guest Author
This is a Schistosoma mansoni egg in lung tissue as many of you correctly identified in the comments. The large lateral spine is a dead giveaway and creates the “quote bubble” morphology mentioned by Jacob @eternalstudying on Twitter. See more images here: Schistosoma mansoni, eggs, tissue (parasitewonders.com).
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