Charcot-Leyden crystals

Charcot-Leyden crystals

Charcot-Leyden crystals. These crystals are the breakdown products of eosinophils and maybe found in the feces and sputum of people with tissue-invading parasitic infections or various ...
Unfertilized egg of A. lumbricoides

Unfertilized egg of Ascaris. lumbricoides

Unfertilized egg of A. lumbricoides. Note the prominent mammillations on the outer layer.  
Infertile, decorticated egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Infertile, decorticated egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Infertile, decorticated egg of Ascaris lumbricoides
Plant cell confused for helminth eggs in stool

Plant cell confused for helminth eggs in stool

Plant cell in a concentrated wet mount of stool. Such material can be common in stool and may be confused for helminth eggs, although they are usually much larger than the eggs of most ...
Plant hair confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis

Plant hair confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis

Plant hair in a concentrated wet mount of stool. Plant hairs can be common in stool and may be confused for the larvae of hookworm or Strongyloides stercoralis. However, they are often ...
Pollen grain similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Pollen grain similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides

Pollen grain in a concentrated wet mount of stool. This grain looks very similar to the fertile egg of Ascaris lumbricoides, although the spine-like structures on the outer layer should ...

Entamoeba histolytica

              Histolytica exists in two forms – trophozoite and cyst . Trophozoites are motile by means of short and blunt pseudopodia hence ...
Artifact (Bee pollen)

Bee pollen artifact similar to Trichuris ova

Stool Analysis shows this shape that looks like Trichuris Trichura ova but infact it’s Artifact (Bee pollen)    
Trichuris trichiura ova

Clinical Case – Trichuris trichiura ova

A 4 year old female was rushed to the emergency room who was suffering from malaise, bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. Examination revealed rectal prolapse. Stool was submitted for ...
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