Plant root hair in tap water: a potential cause for diagnostic confusion
Medicine; Pathology and Microbiology
Plant root hairs are commonly found artifacts in parasitology specimens and may be confused with helminthes by an untrained eye. We report a case of brain tuberculoma where the tissue sample was contaminated with root hair derived from tap water; the presence of this root hair, which mimicked a larva, led to diagnostic confusion. Therefore, tap water should be considered a source of root hair and vegetable matter.
The Korean journal of laboratory medicine
Beg, M. A.
(2011). Plant root hair in tap water: a potential cause for diagnostic confusion. The Korean journal of laboratory medicine, 31(1), 44-46.
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