Monday, November 2, 2015

Larva of Strongyloides : saline wetmount of stool

A 51-yr old male patient tailor by occupation & a resident of khatapur village, warangal district  presented with chronic diarrhoea since 6 months , h/o fever on & off present, h/o weight loss is present .
h/o generalised weekness
non smoker, occasional alcoholic
No h/o diabetes, hypertension, TB
No h/o blood transfusion,
no similar history in the family
No significant findings on examination except for pallor,
HIV status - Negative
stool examination : saline wet mount showed actively motile Stongyloides stercoralis

By : Dr.JIGISHA, 1st Yr PG
Dept of Microbiology, Osmania Medical College

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