- By Laurel Kelly
Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world
This week's case involves a middle-aged man from West Africa who presented with a chief complaint of worms in his stool. Four tan-white objects were received in saline, and an egg was expressed from one of them. 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.