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…

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…

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 New York. During the examination of a…