Parasitology Case study #2

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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) and sent to a reference lab for routine ova-and-parasite (O&P) testing. Figures A-D show what was observed on a trichrome-stain slide of stool preserved in the Zn-PVA. Images were captured at 1000x magnification with oil. 

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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