Plasmodium vivax exflagellated microgametes in human peripheral blood: a potential diagnostic dilemma

Giulio Camarlinghi, Eva Maria Parisio, Maria Nardone, Fabiola Mancini, Alessandra Ciervo, Daniela Boccolini, Romano Mattei

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Abstract

Both malaria and relapsing fever Borrelia are infectious diseases characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, hepatosplenomegaly and tendency to relapse. Exflagellation of microgametocyte in malarial parasites is seen only in the definitive host, i.e., mosquitoes. Here we report an unusual case of a 23-year-old man who presented Plasmodium vivax infection with multiple exflagellated microgametes in the peripheral blood smear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalThe new microbiologica
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Chloroquine/therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Life Cycle Stages
  • Malaria, Vivax/blood
  • Male
  • Plasmodium vivax/growth & development
  • Recurrence
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

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