Sunday, March 10, 2024

Answer to Case 740

Answer to the Parasite Case of the Week 741: Brugia malayi 

Thanks to everyone who wrote in. This is one of my favorite microfilariae! 

This case had 2 classic features that facilitated the identification: the pink sheath and separation of the 2 terminal nuclei in the tail (see arrows below). 

As I noted in the case last week, the sheath isn't always seen. Therefore, the larger length and tail nuclei configuration can allow for the identification, even when the sheath is absent. 

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