PathWays Case Study: Aug. 29

The following thick-walled, spherical objects (8-10 µm) were observed in a concentrated wet preparation (top image) and modified safranin stain (bottom image) of stool collected from a 34-year-old female with a 10-day history of watery diarrhea and abdominal pain. She has not traveled outside of the United States.

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Emily Fernholz, MLS(ASCP)
Education Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
Mayo Clinic
Instructor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Consultant, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Follow her on Twitter: @parasitegal

 

Rene Revier

Rene Revier

Rene Revier is an Editorial Assistant at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She supports Mayo Clinic PathWays and other corporate communications activities.