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,…

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Parasitology Case study #2

A 23-year-old female presented to her primary care provider with abdominal pain, cramps, flatulence, and diarrhea five days after returning from a white water rafting trip. Stool specimens were collected in 10% formalin and zinc polyvinyl alcohol (Zn-PVA)…

Parasitology Case study #1

Sputum specimens were collected for routine microbiological work-up on an 18-year-old patient from Myanmar who presented with cavitary lung disease. The patient also had international travel to Malaysia and within the United States had visited Illinois, Indiana, and…