Identify this Unknown - Image Challenge 9

December 15, 20084comments

A 35-year-old man went to his physician with complaints of bloating, intermittent diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. He stated that, he liked to go camping and hunting and sometimes consumed the fish and game that he caught. The man was asked to provide a stool specimen for testing. The laboratory that performed the testing made a wet mount after using a concentration procedure. The images below show what was observed in low numbers on the slide. The objects ranged in size from 45 to 58 micrometers in diameter.
What is your diagnosis? & Based on what criteria?
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December 17, 2008 at 10:06 PM

Answer: It is not Helminth eggs (Neither Ascaris nor Taenia eggs), becoz it has regular angular spinous process.

December 18, 2008 at 11:45 AM

The given image is Trichodina sp.Saucer shaped parasite.Trichodina is a ciliated, protozoan parasite of fish gills and skin. Under the microscope, these organisms look like tiny, rotating, ciliated discs.

December 20, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Its a artifact.

December 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM

As my opinion its fertilized egg of Ascaris lumbricoides ...

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