Case of the Week 628

 This week's case is from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. It looks somewhat similar to last week's case, but it is very different! 

The following objects were seen in a stool specimen from a middle-aged male with recent travel to Senegal.


Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Parasite Wonders, and submit your answers, comments, and questions. Also, visit her website, which hosts an archive of classic images from cases Dr. Pritt posted going back to 2007 (in an easy-to-search "A through Z" format) and also offers a flashcard feature.

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The solution to this case has been posted.

Bobbi Pritt, M.D. (@BobbiP)

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. She is also the Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology. Her research interests are in clinical parasitology, vector-borne diseases and the pathology of infectious diseases.