Case #148 – January, 2005

A public health laboratory sent images to DPDx for telediagnosis assistance to confirm their parasite identification of a 160 micrometer long object. The patient was a refugee from Africa. Figure A shows the object in a formalin-ethyl acetate (FEA) concentrated wet mount. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

Figure A

This case was kindly contributed by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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