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Case #190 - October, 2006

The DPDx Team received a telediagnosis request asking for confirmation of an identification made by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. The patient had a travel history to India. Figures A and B show objects seen on the thick blood smears stained with Wright-Giemsa. Figures C-G were taken from the thin smears. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

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The images in this case were kindly contributed by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

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