Case Study #3

A patient submitted  two stool specimens  for ova and parasite (O & P) examination. Smears were made, stained with trichrome, and examined.  Eosinophils and Charcot-Leyden crystals were observed in both specimens.  Also  when observed, at 1000x oil magnification, The Below figure was observed. They measured 10 µm in diameter on average.

Figure A
Figure A
Figure B

Figure B


What is your diagnosis?  Based on what criteria?

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DEFFE ARTHUR (AMOEBAMANN) is the founder and author of MLTGEEKS and MLTEXPO.He’s from Cameroon and is currently a Final year State Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT MA). Beyond lab works, he’s a passionate internet user with a keen interest in web design and blogging. Furthermore He likes traveling, hanging around with friends and social networking to do in his spare time.

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