• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: The souvenir from Africa

October 19, 2016

a slide of an unidentified parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case is from a young man from Africa with fevers. No further travel history is available. This image and those in the blog post are from peripheral blood preparations. 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.