bannermenu

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

Figure A

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

Images presented in the monthly case studies are from specimens submitted for diagnosis or archiving. On rare occasions, clinical histories given may be partly fictitious.

DPDx is an educational resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. For an overview including prevention, control, and treatment visit www.cdc.gov/parasites/.

Page last reviewed: August 24, 2016