Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following structures were seen in lung cyst fluid. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 11, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following are the patient's peripheral blood films, with a past history of malaria and an incomplete course of anti-malarial therapy. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 4, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following object was submitted for identification. No clinical history was available. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 28, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following was submitted for identification. What is shown here? And what does the red arrow in the first image point to?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 21, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following structures were seen in a stool sample from a 2-year old child from a rural southern Australia with mucoid diarrhea, abdominal pain, and poor weight gain. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 14, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week's case, The following structure was seen in urine sediment. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 7, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week's case, the following eggs were seen in an ulcerated area of an intestinal biopsy. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 30, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following specimen was brought in by a patient after finding it near his eye upon awakening. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 23, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features the following seen on skin scrapings from a young man with a 2-month history of severe itching in the back of his left ear. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 16, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case is from a middle-aged man. He noticed it in the toilet after a bowel movement. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 9, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a histopathology section of an appendix from a patient with Crohn's disease. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 2, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following objects were seen on a Giemsa-stained thick film from a patient with recent travel to the Western United States. Diagnosis? What additional testing would you recommend?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 20, 2020

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following object was submitted from a middle-aged man with hematuria. The specimen source is urine. What's the identification? What are the clinical implications for this patient?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 5, 2020