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Malaria, microscopic view of cellular parasites

Malaria, microscopic view of cellular parasites

Overview

Malarial parasites are visible within the red blood cells. They are stained a dark bluish color.

Review Date 5/18/2017

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.