Bone marrow - nonneoplastic
Infectious / inflammatory

Topic Completed: 1 December 2006

Minor changes: 2 August 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

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

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Malaria. website. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
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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Bone marrow with severe malarial anemia

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