Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This weeks case features structures seen in a stool specimen, 110 - 140 micrometers in length, by 75 - 90 micrometers in width. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 24, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a Giemsa-stained preparation of vaginal secretions from a woman with dyspareunia, approximately 15-20 micrometers. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 17, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features the unusual structure shown in a urine cytology specimen from an elderly male with a history of hematuria. What is this cool-looking object?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 10, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following were seen in a soil sample taken from a child's playground, parasite having relevance to human health. Most likely identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 27, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following objects were seen on a peripheral blood film from a patient from Central Africa with chronic, worsening swelling in his groin. What's the diagnosis?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 20, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following specimen was submitted to the clinical microbiology laboratory in vodka. What's the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 13, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following was in the container of liquid from unknown origin, labeled with a name that sounded like a very exotic parasite. Who can guess which parasite was found?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 6, 2021

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following worm was found during routine colonoscopy. What's the identification? For 'extra credit' - which end is anterior? And is this a male or female?

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

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week she shares a few of her favorite photographs from her 2020 calendar - all decked out for the holidays. Can you tell what they are?

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

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a histopathology with a "large single liver cyst". What's the identification? What cool things do you see in these images?

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

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following were seen in stool specimens in a patient with diarrhea and recent travel to sub-Saharan Africa. What's the identification?

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

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. The following were seen in a bacterial culture from a stool specimen. What do you think the clinical significance is?

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

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week presents two related cases from stool specimens. Can anyone put this whole picture together for us?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 25, 2020