Plasmodium falciparum

Plasmodium falciparum
Author: Ke Xu, MD
Category: Infectious Disease > Parasites > Malaria > P. falciparum
Published Date: 10/22/2021

The blood film of a patient with Plasmodium falciparum infection showing numerous intracellular ring form parasites, with a 10% parasitemia. Infected erythrocytes were not enlarged. Some erythrocytes were infected with multiple parasites. There were ring forms with double chromatin dots giving the classic headphone appearance.