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Enterobius vermicularis, also known as pinworm, is a common intestinal parasite that infects humans. These worms are small, about 1 cm, are white or translucent in color. They are easily visible to the naked eye and can sometimes be seen moving around the anal area.
The video shows a moving Enterobius vermicularis worm with its distinctive cylindrical shape and tapered end. The worm moves by contracting and relaxing its muscles in a wave-like motion, allowing it to crawl or wriggle forward.
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Yeast will grow on bacteriological media (sheep blood agar and chocolate agar).

They may appear as small, creamy or white colonies that are somewhat more raised than staphylococcal colonies.
A presumptive identification of C albicans can be made by observing pasty,yellow-white colonies from which colony projections, often referred to as "feet," extend out from the margins.
These feet have typically been considered a characteristic of C albicans
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India ink preparation of CSF from a patient with cryptococcal meningitis showing the budding yeast cells of C. neoformans surrounded by a characteristic wide gelatinous capsule. The yeasts also show narrow-base budding and characteristic variation in size.
The space occupied by the capsule shows as a clear space between the gray background of the ink particles and the refractile edge of the cell.
India ink/nigrosin stain is a negative, acid stain. This means that the dye easily gives up a hydrogen ion (proton) and the chromophore of the dye becomes negatively charged. Since the surface of most organims cells is negatively charged, the cell surface repels the dye.
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#Pulmpath #Thoracicpath #Pathbugs
Excited to share unusual case ,Male 60s ,3.8 cm lung mass ,Bx sent as suspected malignancy ,look at the first set ,try to make the Dx ,then go to second set ImageImageImageImage
#Pulmpath #Pathbugs @GeronimoJrLapac
This is the most painful tweet I have made ,was not able to upload on my IMac ๐Ÿ˜ ImageImageImage
Dear friends my apologies for not being responsive , I will catch up in the next days to read all responses, promise ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ and indeed this is a textbook example ( my first one) of paracoccidioidomycosis
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#pathology #crittersontwitter #Cytopathology Hmm.. Is this a ๐Ÿ„ or an inverted umbrella? I'm hooked onto it๐Ÿ˜‰ @kriyer68 @smlungpathguy @ParasiteGal @VijayPatho @pembeoltulu @DraEosina @kis_lorand Imageโ€ฆ To differentiate from cysticercosis: 1. Scolices are usually not seen in Cysticercosis on Cyto, 2. As in table below, the hooklets are smaller in Hydatid. ImageImage
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Are you new to Twitter? Are you a pathology resident or a pathologist? Are you wondering what to tweet about or where to start? This brief tutorial is for you. Pathology on Twitter is awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพโค๏ธโœ…

#Tweetorial = Tutorial of tweets

#pathtweetorial = Pathology version
First step, check out this awesome guide to social media for newcomers. SUPER useful.โ€ฆ

It had great tips, like this one: ALWAYS include a picture of yourself on your profile. Heโ€™s right: please do it NOW! Itโ€™s essential. Just use a selfie ๐Ÿ˜Š
Follow a few pathologists. Use this handy guide created by @RoseannIWu to begin with, and then just follow people whose tweets you like. Following is a friendly gesture on Twitter, and conveys that you are interested that personโ€™s tweets.
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