Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Parasitology Quiz

Case: 12 years old male from Florida, US has lost weight and felt himself very weak lately. Now he has abdominal pain and fewer. Stool sample for parasites was taken and the findings are in the image. The size of the particle is 125 x 85 micrometers.

Can you identify this particle?

Correct answer: Artifact (plant cell).

1 comment:

Christian Bernardo said...

According to symptoms nd observing the image, possibly the boy is the host of hookworm. Because of the region where him live, the possible contamination was by cutaneous penetration of the worm from some domestic animal in the recreation site.

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