• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: The Case From Bolivia

August 9, 2016

slides of a parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case was donated by Dr. Carlos Chaccour. The patient is a young girl living in a rural region of  Bolivia who presented with a painful "pustule" on the back of her left thigh. The lesion had been present for the past four weeks. What was the parasite it contained?

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.