Case #222 – February, 2008

Images were taken from a thick blood smear stained with hematoxylin from an adult male from Cameroon. The following images, AC were all captured from the same field of view. Figure A was captured at 400x magnification; Figures B and C were captured at 1000x oil magnification. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

This case and images were kindly contributed by Dr. Juan Cuadros González.

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