1. Recognize the following organisms when seen through a microscope and state what disease they are associated with: a. Entamoeba histolytica cysts in a fecal smear . b. Trypanosoma gambiense in a blood smear . c. Giardia lamblia cysts in a fecal smear . d. Trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal discharge . e. Balantidium coli in a fecal smear . f.
20 3.24 STOOL MICROSCOPY Three protozoan parasites which may be found in human stool are: - Rhizopodea (amoebae) e.g. Entamoeba histolytica - Zoomastigophora (flagellates) e.g. Giarelia Intesinalis - Ciliatea (ciliates) e.g. Balantidium coli EXAMININATION OF FAECES It is viewed under light microscope at x10 and x40 First you view ...
Paniker's Textbook of Medical Parasitology, 7th Edition (2013) [PDF]
Acanthamoeba has two evolutive forms, the metabolically active trophozoite and a dormant, stress-resistant cyst. Trophozoites are small, usually 15 to 25 μm in length and amoeboid in shape. Trophozoites are small, usually 15 to 25 μm in length and amoeboid in shape.