Saturday, November 15, 2008

World Trip Practical

In our lab practical yesterday we were assigned the stool sample of a patient who took a trip around the world. He came back to Liverpool with 22 gastrointestinal parasites. I was only able to identify 10 out of 22 species in 45 minutes. My paper was graded "average marks," which is english for C+, I believe.

Afterwards, they told us the stool contained:

Bastocystis hominis
Entamoeba coli
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar
Endolimax nana (below left)
Chilomastix mesnili
Giardia duodenalis (below right)
Iodamoeba butschilii
Taenia species
Diphyllobothrim latum
Hymenolepis nana
Schistosoma mansoni
Schistosoma japonicum
Opisthorchid group
Paragonimus westermani (above left)
Ascaris lumbricoides
Trichuris trichiura (above right)
Capillaria philippinensis
Enterobius vermicularis
Strongyloides stercoralis larve


Anonymous said...

what C+ nelly! that is so not fair, I suspect the rest of the class had the old exams to study with the night before.

Or maybe your poop sample was not a complete evacuation. You might want to inform the professor that the quality control for the stool samples were not up to par.

This is an outrage.

nomad said...

yes, I know. pathetic. I swing between hating the professors and blaming myself. Perhaps it's just my ancient brain, brittle from years of inappropriate neurotransmitters and polysubstance abuse...

Sue Jaye said...

Oh, I think I've taken that trip around the world.

C'mon! I'd be proud of any doctor who could rid me of half my ailments in 45 minutes.


nomad said...

Thanks sweetheart! I'm all yours when you need me.

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