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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

Part 2


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Representative Image Giemsa-stained Peripheral Blood Smear

Slide 10

July 2010

Now shown here is a representative image of his Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear, which shows multiple red blood cells with intracellular parasites mostly in the shape of rings. You’ll notice that the rings are round, although there are some oval shapes, and there is some degree of size pleomorphism present.

Giemsa-stained Peripheral Blood Smear


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