• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world

April 25, 2017

an image of an unidentified parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case involves review of the bone marrow biopsy from an immunocompromised man with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis — a rare disorder caused by pathologic activation of the immune system — and fever. He reports travel throughout the U.S. and Italy. 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.