• By Laurel J. Kelly

Parasite Wonders: A suspected pinworm

April 4, 2017

a collage of images of unidentified parasites from the Parasite Wonders blogThis week's case involves a young boy who had been unsuccessfully treated for pinworm infection. A suspected worm was submitted for identification. What is it?

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, and submit your answers, comments and questions. Learn more about Dr. Pritt's work, and enjoy science!

Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as, and does not substitute for, medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients.

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