Answer to Case 717

 Answer to theParasite Case of the Week 717:Brugia malayiThis case was a little bit tricky in that the tail didn ' t show a clear terminal and subterminal nucleus as expected forB. malayi. However, the tail nuclei were separated, there is a long head space, and the sheath stained deep pink with Giemsa (the latter being a ' soft ' feature). To confirm the findings, many of you rightly noted that you would try to get the patient ' s travel history and also look for other microfilariae in this specimen.B. malayiis restricted to Asia and SE Asia and is a cause of lymphatic filariasis. Thanks again to Florida Fan for donating this case!
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