3 January 2016 (Sunday) - Sunday Blood Cell Challenge

Case:  36 years old male from Turkey, Alanya have been in fever for two weeks. He has headache and nausea as well. CRP is slightly elevated and basic blood count parameters are within the reference limits. Peripheral blood smear was taken and the findings are in the image below.

What are the findings and what is your suggestion for diagnosis?

The eye is immediately taken to the two white cells. At first sight they look to be a normal neutrophil and a normal eosinophil. Hoever closer scrutiny reveals malarial parasites; looks like P falciparum to me…

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