• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: Stool-based Parasite

July 12, 2016

a slide of a parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case was found in a concentrated stool specimen from a teenage male. The structure measures approximately 45 micrometers in diameter (shown at 400 times total magnification). What is it?

Every week, 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.