Plasmodium species (continued)
CHROMATIN MASS--Medium to large.
SIZE: 4 to 7 mcm.
VACUOLE: Singular; may have multiple.
HEMOZOIN PIGMENT--Dark green; coarse; usually on the edge of the parasite;
INFECTED ERTHYROCYTE: Normal appearance (often slightly microcytic).
Normally not found in the peripheral circulatory system except in high parasitemia.
CHROMATIN MASS: Small.
DENSITY: Slightly compact.
SIZE: 2 to 4 mcm.
HEMOZOIN PIGMENT: Black; one or two clumps.
INFECTED ERTHYROCYTE: Normal appearance.
Figure 2-21. Mature trophozoite Plasmodium. (concluded)
See Figures 1-4, 2-4, 3-4 and 4-4 in Appendix C for additional illustrations.