Monday, December 8, 2008

Case of the Week 48

A patient has recurrent fevers after returning from 'Adventure travel' in Africa. He claims to have received all of his pre-travel vaccinations and took his malaria prophylaxis regularly while there. A peripheral blood smear shows the following. Identification? Be as specific as possible.

1 comment:

Heather said...

oh, oh...pick me, pick me! :) Plasmodium vivax (amoeboid organisms; Schuffner's dots; 1 1/2-2X enlarged RBCs; light, "lacy" lavendar-colored organisms). Final answer.