Plasmodium Ovale

Structure:

It is selectivity for young and the host cell becomes enlarged and distorted in an oval form. Schüffner's dots appear as pale-pink granules, and the cell border is frequently fimbriated.

P. ovale gametocyte - thin smear

taken from:http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/Frames/M-R/Malaria/ovale/body_malariadfovagame.htm

 

Extracted from: Essentials of Human Parasitology

Extracted from: Essentials of Human Parasitology

 

Clinical Syndromes:

Untreated infections last roughly a year instead of several years. Both relapse and recrudescene phases are alike to Plasmodium vivax.


Treatment, Prevention and Control:

Drug resistant strains such as phenanthrene methanols, halofantrine, lumafantrine, artemesinins, artemether and artsunate.