• By Laurel J. Kelly

Parasite Wonders: The malaria mystery

November 29, 2016

an image of an unidentified parasite from the Parasite Wonders blog

This week's case involves a young girl who recently was treated for malaria. This image is a Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear. What is the material inside the white blood cells?

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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