Sunday, June 20, 2010

Case of the Week 120

The following images of Giemsa-stained peripheral blood films were taken from a 20-year old female who just returned from a trip to Kenya.

Identification?
What messages are important to relay to the treating physician? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

Thick film: (1000x final magnification)


thin films (1000x final magnification)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

P falciparum and a significant parasitemia; I'd have to be less lazy than I am to count 'em but it looks like 20%, which is in the 'ack!' range and nearing the breakpoint for exchange transfusion.

Kathy said...

I agree with P. falciparum.

Anonymous said...

yes P.f,many ring form , with double infection



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