• By Laurel Kelly

Parasite Wonders: The souvenir from Costa Rica

July 25, 2017

This week's case involves an organism removed from the leg of a 70-year-old man who had recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica. It measures approximately 1.5 centimeters in length. What is it?

Every week, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a Mayo Clinic microbiologist, 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.