ID#: 20407
This photomicrograph of a thick film human blood smear, extracted from a patient with a malarial infection, revealed the presence of a Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte, which was surrounded by cellular debris. The ill-defined appearance of the blue background, meant that the red blood cells (RBCs) had undergone partial fixation.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date: 1966
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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