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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Infections

Part 2


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Which one is Plasmodium falciparum?

Slide 12

July 2010

So to demonstrate this, I’ve shown these organisms side-by-side in this image. One of these is Plasmodium falciparum and one is Babesia microti, which is the most common cause of babesiosis in the United States, and you can see that they look virtually identical. So to answer the question that I pose at the bottom of the slide, let’s review the main morphologic features of each.

Which one is Plasmodium falciparum?


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