Rack ur Brain - Image Challenge 3

July 3, 20084comments

A 60-year-old woman presented to the outpatient clinic with vague abdominal discomfort that had developed over the previous several weeks. There was no abdominal tenderness. Laboratory evaluation was notable for the white-cell count, which included 1.8% eosinophils. Colonoscopy demonstrated a worm, which moved (click here or the image to view the video). The worm had a smooth, cream-colored surface and was 20 cm in length.

Identify the slithering worm...

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Courtesy: New England Journal of Medicine

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July 3, 2008 at 8:59 PM

ascaris lumbriocoides nematode

July 7, 2008 at 4:43 PM

ascaris lumbriocoides nematode

July 9, 2008 at 9:27 PM

It must be Ascaris lumbriocoides (nematode).

July 10, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Hats off to Shreenaa, Kownhar & Anupama :-)

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