• By Laurel J. Kelly

Parasite Wonders: Diagnosing the Blood Films

August 30, 2016

a slide of unidentified blood cells from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case involves a young African adult male patient. Shown are Giemsa-stained thick and thin blood films. What's the diagnosis?

a slide of unidentified blood cells from the Parasite Wonders blog

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt posts a new case, along with the answer to the previous case. Read Dr. Pritt's blog, Parasite Wonders, and submit your answers, comments and questions. Learn more about Dr. Pritt's work, and enjoy science!

Note from Dr. Pritt: All opinions expressed here are mine and not my employer's. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as, and does not substitute for, medical advice. I do not accept medical consults from patients.

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