Parasitology

Trichomonas vaginalis

Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite that can infect the urogenital systems of both men and women. It was initially discovered by Donne in 1836. The pathogenic parasite T. vaginalis causes vaginitis, urethritis, and prostatitis. T. vaginalis infection is frequently mistaken for a sexually transmitted disease. Freshly voided urine, prostatic secretions, and vaginal wet preparations from …

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How to differentiate artifacts in microscopy

A lot of structures appear like parasites but aren’t. In microscopy, artifacts and confusers are two categories of structures that are most often present in stool and blood samples. Stool objects and confusers may be triggered by disease mechanisms, medications, and/or eating patterns. It may be perplexing to see free-living organisms in stool, which is …

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Giardia Lamblia

Anton Von Leeuwenhoek (1681) discovered Giardia Lamblia originally named Cercomonas intestinalis, later also known as Giardia intestinalis or Giardia duodenale in his stools, making it one of the earliest known protozoan parasites. It is called Giardia after Paris Professor Giard and Lamblia after Prague Professor Lambl, who provided a detailed description of the parasite. It is the most widespread intestinal protozoan …

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