• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world

March 21, 2017

This week's case involves a 70-year-old woman with advanced-stage lymphoma who had recently received chemotherapy. At the time she coughed up this structure, she was quite ill and in the ICU. 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.