Bone marrow - nonneoplastic
Infectious / inflammatory
Malaria

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 July 2017, last major update December 2006

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PubMed Search: Bone marrow [title] malaria [title]

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Definition / general
  • Severe anemia may develop from Plasmodium falciparum malaria, even if no parasites are detected microscopically (Malar J 2005;4:56)
  • Pigmented erythroid and myeloid precursors (containing hemozoin pigment) are associated with the extent of abnormal erythroid development (Blood 2006;108:2569)
  • May cause hemophagocytic syndrome (Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2004;47:348)
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Life cycle

Diagnosis
Microscopic (histologic) description
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Bone marrow with severe malarial anemia

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