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Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world
This week's case involves the red-stained objects in these images. They were found in stool and measure approximately 10 microns in diameter. What are they?
Every week, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a Mayo Clinic microbiologist, 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.