A female patient who received kidney and pancreas transplants from a cadaveric donor
returned to the hospital with
febrile illness six and a half weeks after the surgery. Recent travel outside of the US was not reported. A
peripheral blood smear was prepared, stained with Giemsa, and examined.
The organism in Figure A was observed on the smear. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?
here for the answer to Case 115.
An HIV positive, middle-aged man with severe weight loss was being
managed at a local hospital. The attending physician requested that
the patient be tested for microsporidia and that a routine ova and
parasites (O & P) examination be performed. The lab prepared a fecal smear from a
specimen preserved with 10% formalin and stained the smear using the Chromotrope 2R staining method.
Figure A shows what was observed at 1000× magnification.
What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?
here for the answer to Case 116.
Images presented in the monthly case studies are from specimens submitted
for diagnosis or archiving. On rare occasions, clinical histories
given may be partly fictitious.