Case #381 – October 2014

A man was seen as an outpatient at a hospital in Atri, Italy. A stool specimen was collected and processed for ova-and-parasite (O&P) testing. Images of suspect parasites were taken and sent to the DPDx Team for diagnostic assistance (Figures A and B). Measurements shown were included in the original telediagnosis submission. No other information was available. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

Figure A

Figure B

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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