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5 Matching questions

  1. Discuss P. ovale
  2. How is Plasmodium different from other apicomplexans?
  3. Plasmodium is vectored by
  4. Schüffner's dots can be found where
  5. Where do you find plasmodium?
  1. a Mild tertian malaria - 48 hr recurring fevers. Rare. Difficult to diagnose because of similarity to P. vivax. Can relapse - hypnozoite Schüffner's dots.
  2. b in P. vivax and P. ovale.
  3. c mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles
  4. d Where you find malaria, tropical regions like Africa, South America, Southern Asia
  5. 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

  1. Plasmodium - P. Falciparum believed to have killed Egyptian pharaohs 1500 B.C
  2. 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.
  3. P. vivax and P. ovale
  4. There will always be asymptomatic carriers
  5. 1. Anemia arising from RBC destruction (merozoites released) 2. Host inflammatory response (overproduction of cytokines, fevers and chills)

5 True/False questions

  1. 50% of malaria casesP. malariae


  2. Forms of plasmodium that are a zoonosis1. Clinical manifestations of disease 2. Visualization of parasites in stained blood smears 3. Dipstick method for detecting antigen 4. PCR


  3. 2 main factors for resistance to PlasmodiumP. falciparum


  4. Malignant Tertian Malaria48 hr recurring fevers, More drawn out. P. falciparum


  5. Can a baby catch malaria from mom?No, but sticky RBCs cause low birth weight and thus stillbirth