Malaria

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Malaria is an infectious disease found in the tropics.

General

Symptoms:[1]

  • Fatigue.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Etiology:

  • Often due to parasite Plasmodium falciparum - transmitted by mosquitoes.

Microscopic

Feature:

  • RBCs with basophilic dots ~1-2 micrometres.

DDx:

Images

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See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 URL: http://path.upmc.edu/cases/case319.html. Accessed on: 14 January 2012.
  2. URL: http://path.upmc.edu/cases/case332/dx.html. Accessed on: 14 January 2012.