Identify this Unknown - Image Challenge 11

January 27, 20094comments

A 35 years old American photo-journalist back from a trip to Indonesia reports to hospital with acute fever and chronic lymphedema.
Giemsa stain of blood smears are shown below. What is your diagnosis and based on what criteria?

Image courtesty: DPDx.

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Anonymous
January 29, 2009 at 12:13 AM

microfilaria w.bancrofti

fathima
January 29, 2009 at 11:03 AM

From my suggestion it is Microfilariae of B. timori ...

Muthuvel
January 29, 2009 at 8:06 PM

this parasite is microfilaria, myself being an anatomist , i m not sure about its species...

velu from theni..

February 1, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Microfilaria of Brugia timori. Hints: Its sheathed,sheath doesn't stain with Giemsa, and a larger number of single-file nuclei towards the tail.

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