Case #203 – May, 2007

Giemsa-stained thick and thin blood smears were examined as part of a screening protocol for refugees from a country that has areas of ongoing malaria transmission. Figures A and B were captured from the thick smear; Figures C and D were captured from the thin smear. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?


Figure A


Figure B


Figure C


Figure D

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