• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: From the sandy beaches of South America

January 31, 2017

an image of an unidentified parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case involves an arthropod that was found on a sandy beach in South America. It is approximately 1 millimeter 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, 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.