Case #438 – February, 2017

A 36-year-old male immigrant, with an elevated eosinophil count, was suspected of being infected with pinworms and was administered a pinworm paddle test.  Figures AC show what was observed on the plastic paddle.  What is your diagnosis?  Based on what criteria?

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Figure B

This case and images were kindly provided by the Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

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