Case #215 – November, 2007

A 33-year-old Lithuanian woman had swellings in various regions of her body that developed over the last two years. She reported that she worked as a cook, and she also stated she had traveled to Kazakhstan three years ago. A biopsy was taken from a tumor over her right eye lid and was sent to a local pathology laboratory for further examination. Sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) stain. Figures A-D were captured from the sections and emailed to DPDx for diagnostic assistance. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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This case was kindly contributed by the Laboratory of Parasitology, National Public Health Research Center in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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