Peripheral blood cell morphology challenge
Case: 36 years old female from The Netherlands has fever and and she feels herself very week. She has returned from India one week ago. Basic blood count shows slightly decreased haemoglobin and elevated leukocytes. Blood smear was taken and the findings are in the image.
Can you identify these blood cells?
CORRECT ANSWER: Plasmodium Vivax (gametocytes), normal lymphocyte and normal monocyte. This patient has malaria.
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A case of malaria? I think I see some infected erythrocytes with trofozoites inside them.
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