Case #201 – April, 2007

A 49-year-old Filipino man had an intestinal tissue biopsy taken. Figures A-C show what was seen on slides stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E). Figure A was taken at 100× magnification, Figure B was taken at 400× magnification, and Figure C (of a different section) was taken at 1000× magnification. Figure D was taken from a wet mount slide of formalin preserved stool; the object of interest in Figure D is approximately 40 micrometers long by 20 micrometers wide. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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Case study images were captured from reference material donated by Dr. John H. Cross of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

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