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Blastocystis hominis image
Image Library - Parasites Blastocystis hominis

Blastocystis hominis: This organism measures 4 to 35 microns. The possible pathogenicity of this organism is a matter of controversy..

This microphotographic image was taken at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. The OSPHL Parasitology Department is equipped with a Leica DC 200 digital camera mounted on a Leica DMLS microscope. This equipment is used in conjunction with the Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to aid in the rapid diagnosis of unusual or difficult parasitic diseases using digital images and the Internet.

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