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Plamodium falciparum

  • Causes malaria
  • Infects all ages of red blood cells (RBCs)
  • Thin, delicate rings in normal-sized RBCs, some with double chromatin dots
  • Appliqué forms seen most commonly in P. falciparum
  • Gametocyte in the bottom slide clinches the identification as P. falciparum because P. falciparum gametocytes are cresent-shaped