Fever on day 1, then again on day 3 (quartarn) malariae

Thin film features


  • Likes old RBCs (reason why parasitaemia is low, as don't have so many in the circulation), RBC smaller

  • No dots

  • Band form

  • Birds eye ring

Compact trophozoite (yellow pigment)

Schizont: Spreads and fills whole RBC (like vivax), daisy head

Gametocyte: (often mistaken for lymphocyte)

Platelet: (not malaria), pink and fluffy

Thick film: