Case #205 – June, 2007

A 30-year-old man from Sudan had fever and chills. He was also mildly jaundiced. He went to his physician who ordered a blood smear examination. Smears were made and stained with Leishman’s stain. Figures A-E were captured from the thin smears. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?


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This case and images were kindly contributed by Dr. CSBR Prasad, Vindhya Clinic and Diagnostic Lab, India.

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