Sunday, November 27, 2016

Case of the Week 424

The following are Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smears from a young girl who was recently treated for malaria. What is the material inside of the white blood cells?






5 comments:

Unknown said...

Intra leucocyte malarial pigment used to asses severity of disease in children

Jason D Maguire said...

Agree, hemozoin in WBCs, or malaria pigment-carrying monocytes (PCM)

Anonymous said...

For sure, the brown pigment is malarial pigment called hemozoin that has been gobbled up by monocytes.
There is an excellent article on hemozoin on Wikipedia.
Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

I would guess it's phagocytized remains of the malarial organisms...

Roshan Nagar said...

In case of Theileriosis this type of pigment known as KBB in Veterinary..