|Description:||Magnified 1150X, this acid-stained photomicrograph revealed the presence of a parasitic, old Plasmodium vivax trophozoite without any apparent stippling.|
Developing trophozoites of P. vivax become increasingly amoeboid, with tenuous pseudopodial processes and large vacuoles. Schüffner's dots are visible with proper staining. Pigment tends to be fine and brown. Infected RBCs are usually noticeably larger than uninfected RBCs.