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Plasmodium vivax Developmental stage: schizont Stain used: Giemsa stain This blood fil showing fully developed schizont of Plasmodium vivax with merozoites ready to burst out. Plasmodium vivax growing trophozoite
Plasmodium vivax schizont
Developmental stage: gametocyte Stain used: Giemsa stain Thin blood film showing gametocyte of Plasmodium vivax with stippling (Schuffner’s dots) in the cytoplasm.
Developmental stage: trophozoites Thin blood film showing early trophozoite (ring form) of Plasmodium vivax
Plasmodium vivax Amoeboid trophozoite
Plasmodium falciparum Developmental stage: gametocyte Stain used: Giemsa stain Thin blood film showing banana-shaped gametocyte of Plasmodium falciparum. Note the central mass of pigments
Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte
Fig. 13.21 Malaria. Thin blood film showing trophozoites (ring forms of P. falciparum. Note two parasites within the same red cell and double chromatin knobs. Giemsa stain.
Plasmodium falciparum ring form
infection that has persisted in many areas. For the first time in history, rapid malaria diagnosis at the primary care site. The QBC Malaria Test is based on the centrifugal stratification of Plasmodium parasites. This greatly The Anopheles Vector Differentiation of Anopheles, Aedes and Culex mosquitos at various stages of their development
Microscopic Demonstrations of malarial parasites/ QBC Affordable and easy-to-learn, the QBC* Malaria Test can be rapidly performed by non-technical health workers Unlike the conventional thick-film method, the QBC method is extremely easy to learn. Village-level health workers can learn to process and interpret QBC tubes on-site in less than a day. Revolutionizing the efficiency and immediacy with which diagnoses are made. QBC now makes it possible to enlist the support of a much broader range of health workers in malaria control programs. Portable QBC field units allow health workers to bring this innovative diagnostic technology to small towns and remote villages…wherever and whenever malaria threatens a community. The speed and sensitivity of the QBC Malaria Test equip small village clinics with the capability of providing immediate, patientcentered diagnosis and treatment. For the first time in the Assault on Malaria, doctors and health workers can selectively treat only those patients who are infected – avoiding presumptive treatment and prophylactic drug use that may engender resistant parasites.
Malaria continues to afflict increasing millions across the world’s tropical latitudes. Committing populations with the fewest resources to a cycle of debilitation and suffering. It remains one of the most lethal and wide-spread diseases on earth. Becton Dickinson has developed the most potent diagnostic weapon yet to be used in the Assault on Malaria: The Quantitative Buffy Coat method of detecting blood parasites-QBC. The QBC Malaria Test provides markedly increased levels of accuracy and sensitivity. Simple-to-learn, portable and cost-effective, the QBC Malaria Test enables non-technical health workers to test large numbers of patients and rapidly diagnose early cases right in the villages. This makes it practical to treat sick malaria patients selectively on their first visit to the clinic. Utilizing the QBC method, it is now possible to dramatically reduce the “transmission pool” and to penetrate and lower the “plateau” of