5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Discuss P. ovale
- How is Plasmodium different from other apicomplexans?
- Plasmodium is vectored by
- Schüffner's dots can be found where
- Where do you find plasmodium?
- a Mild tertian malaria - 48 hr recurring fevers. Rare. Difficult to diagnose because of similarity to P. vivax. Can relapse - hypnozoite Schüffner's dots.
- b in P. vivax and P. ovale.
- c mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles
- d Where you find malaria, tropical regions like Africa, South America, Southern Asia
- e 1. Pigment called Hemozoin 2. Apical complex lacks conoid 3. Zygotes are motile, known as ookinetes 4. Sporozoites are not enclosed in sporocysts.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Plasmodium - P. Falciparum believed to have killed Egyptian pharaohs 1500 B.C
- 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.
- P. vivax and P. ovale
- There will always be asymptomatic carriers
- 1. Anemia arising from RBC destruction (merozoites released) 2. Host inflammatory response (overproduction of cytokines, fevers and chills)
5 True/False questions
50% of malaria cases → P. malariae
Forms of plasmodium that are a zoonosis → 1. Clinical manifestations of disease 2. Visualization of parasites in stained blood smears 3. Dipstick method for detecting antigen 4. PCR
2 main factors for resistance to Plasmodium → P. falciparum
Malignant Tertian Malaria → 48 hr recurring fevers, More drawn out. P. falciparum
Can a baby catch malaria from mom? → No, but sticky RBCs cause low birth weight and thus stillbirth