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Case #171 - January, 2006

Recently DPDx telediagnosis inquiries received a request for assistance from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Images from a thin blood smear were submitted along with the patient’s history of traveling to Honduras. Figures A-E show what was seen on the thin blood film. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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This case and images were kindly contributed by the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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