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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From my suggestion it is Microfilariae of B. timori ...
this parasite is microfilaria, myself being an anatomist , i m not sure about its species...
velu from theni..
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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