• Parasite Wonders: A parasitologist’s view of the world

a slide of an unidentified parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

The specimen for this week's case is a perianal collection from a young girl using a Swube device. The objects shown measure approximately 60 microns in greatest dimension. 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, Parasite Wonders, 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.

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