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

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Case of the Week 443
This week's case was donated by Dr. Tom Grys. The patient is an immunocompromised man with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and fever. He reports travel throughout the United States and Italy. Bone marrow biopsy revealed the following: Identification?

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Answer: Case 442
Answer: Taenia saginata proglottid and egg This was a remarkable case in that the fresh proglottids clearly showed the characteristic uterine branching pattern without the need for clearing, mounting, or India ink injection. Instead, you can see all of the ...

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Answer to Case 441
Not a parasite; most closely resembles a slice of onion/onion skin. If you do an internet search for sauteed onions, you will find many beautiful (and tasty looking) examples of similar-appearing structures. This case is a great reminder that many food part...

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Case of the Week 442
This week's case was generously donated by Dr. Bryan Schmitt and Kayla Kirby. The patient is a middle-aged man from West Africa who presented with a chief complaint of worms in his stool. Four tan-white objects were received in saline and an egg was express...

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Case of the Week 441
This week's case was generously donated by Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse. The following object was passed in the stool of a teenage boy with recurrent fevers and constipation. His only travel outside of North America was Portugal and Hawaii. Treatment with an antih...

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Answer to Case 440
Answer: Dipylidium caninum proglottid containing characteristic egg packets. This is such a great case because it shows the characteristic morphology of this cestode, as well as how a clinical misdiagnosis (in this case, as pinworm) led to incorrect therapy...

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This week's case was from a young boy who had been unsuccessfully treated for pinworm infection. An apparent worm was submitted to the laboratory on a pinworm paddle (Swube ® ): Given the unusual morphology, the specimen was cleared with Citrisolve and moun...

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Celebrating 10 years of Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites
Thank you for joining me today to celebrate 10 years of blogging with Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites! I can't believe that my very first entry on this blog was posted on March 25, 2007. For my celebration, I invited all readers to submit their artistic...

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Answer to Case 439
Answer: Giardia ! This lovely kite by Florida Fan was also identified as: Giardia kitelia, Giardia flier, and Giardia lampshadia Check out the "Case of the Week 440" for all of the fantastic parasite creations that were submitted for my 10-year celebration.

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Case of the Week 439
This week's case is anticipation of Saturday, March 25th, in which I will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites. As part of the celebration, I am asking all readers to consider sharing a photograph of your parasite cr...
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