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Bobbi Pritt
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a.k.a. Parasite Gal
a.k.a. Parasite Gal

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Case of the Week 469
The below was seen on a stool agar culture after incubation at room temperature for several days. The patient is a 62-year-old woman from the Philippines. The following were seen in the concentrated wet preparation of the stool specimen : Identification?

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Answer to Case 468
Answer: not a parasite; most consistent with banana material. The twist to this case is that they are NOT actually banana seeds as is commonly taught in parasitology texts. Instead, they are polymerized tannins associated with xylem strands. This informatio...

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Case of the Week 468
The week I am re-posting a previous case that was kindly donated by Dr. Julie Ribes. I've chosen to repost the case because it is quite interesting, but also because I have some important new information to share with you about the identification. I'll post...

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Case of the Week 444
The week I am re-posting a previous case that was kindly donated by Dr. Julie Ribes. I've chosen to repost the case because it is quite interesting, but also because I have some important new information to share with you about the identification. I'll post...

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Answer to Case 467
Answer: Schistosoma sp. miracidium. Given the location in urine, the likely species is S. haematobium. This case from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp shows the characteristic morphology of a form we rarely get to see in the labor...

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Case of the Week 467
This week's post is the second in my new collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and Idzi Potters. The following objects were seen in a urine specimen from a 73 year old man. They measure approximately 150 micrometers in length. The sp...

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