Taxonomy: f. Plasmodidae
Animal: Plasmodium vivax 3 07.jpg
Sites: Blood
Plasmodium vivax trophozite and schizont in thick film note Schuffner's dots schizont with 16 (12 - 24) merozoite filling entire enlarged red cell. all characteristics of P.vivax (schizont has 14-24 merozoites cf. 6-12 for P.malariae, 8-32 for P.falciparum - rarely seen in the peripheral blood but only in a normal sized red cell with no Schuffner's dots,possibly Maurer's clefts and 6-12 for P.ovale which 3/4 fills a red cell of slightly large size and oval, sometimes fimbriated shape with very conspicuous Schuffner's dots)

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