Taxonomy: f. Plasmodidae
Animal: Plasmodium vivax 5 10.jpg
Sites: Blood
Plasmodium vivax young and older trophozites in thick film. Accurate species identification is essential for correct treatment to be administered and a thin film examination is essential to ensure this-- additional information such as the infected red cells being enlarged and pale with Schuffner's dots present assists the diagnosis. (See parasitology textbooks such as Garcia and Bruckner 1997 for details)

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