Monday, July 21, 2014

Case of the Week 312

Dear Readers,
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Now for our case this week:  A peripheral blood thin film from a patient with recurring fevers and recent travel to India.  Identification?









10 comments:

Julie Pritt said...

hmmm, let me take a random guess - are these red blood cells infected w/malaria?

Anonymous said...

P. vivax most likely, probably fairly chronic with ring forms, a schizont and possibly a gametocyte.

Anonymous said...

Infected red cells are larger than surrounding non infected red cells. Somewhat small rings, some with double nuclei. Schizonts with more than 8 nuclei. Possibly gametocytes present. Infected red cell cave in at contact areas with adjacent cells.
All the findings are consistent with P. vivax.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Plasmodium vivax.
Nice schizont with 16 merozoïds.

Hans Naus

Anonymous said...

Plasmodium vivax, some nice extra-cellular merozoites!

Lee

Anonymous said...

P. vivax. Nice

Anonymous said...

P.vivax definitely

Anonymous said...

P.vivax definitely

Anonymous said...

P vivax ring form, schizonts

Anonymous said...

Plasmodium vivax. Ring form, schizont and gametocytes seen.

Wan Hafiz