Case #349 – June, 2013

A 59-year-old foreign correspondent sought medical attention from his health care provider for intermittent hematuria which had started while on an assignment in Malawi. A urine specimen was collected, concentrated by centrifugation, and examined microscopically. The objects shown in Figures AC were observed in moderate numbers and measured 160 micrometers long on average. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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

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