← Plasmodium Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- John went backpacking in Asia and South America 8 years ago, and now he has malaria? How?
- Where do you find plasmodium?
- Definitive host of plasmodium is
- Discuss P. malariae
- Why do Duffy antigens not help against P. falciparum?
- a It can invade though at least 4 different receptors
- b Quartan malaria w/ 72 hr recurring fevers. 7% of cases. ZOONOSIS only in monkeys. Invades old RBCs. Doesn't go dormant, but can exist at really small levels up to 53 years.
- c mosquito
- d Where you find malaria, tropical regions like Africa, South America, Southern Asia
- e P. vivax can relapse after up to 8 years, fight it or treat it. Hypnozoite stage in liver is dormant stage.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Found in plasmodium apicomplexans. A pigment they produce as a result of hemoglobin breakdown.
- 1. Clinical manifestations of disease 2. Visualization of parasites in stained blood smears 3. Dipstick method for detecting antigen 4. PCR
- The infected RBCs bind to epithelium causes knobs and rosettes, and ruins clearance in liver and spleen
- malaria - plasmodium
5 True/False Questions
Ancient disease. → Plasmodium - P. Falciparum believed to have killed Egyptian pharaohs 1500 B.C
Etiological agent of Malaria → P. vivax. BTM is when you have 48 hr recurring fevers.
Does plasmodium have antigenic variation? → asexual schizogony
Hypnozoite stage is present in → plasmodium
Schüffner's dots can be found where → in P. vivax and P. ovale.