- By Laurel J. Kelly
Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world
This week's case involves small, white, moving objects seen in an infant's stool specimen by the mother. A stool ova and parasite examination was ordered, and the results were negative. However, the objects continued to be seen, so samples were sent to the laboratory 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.