ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Unnati Padalia1, Charu Modi1 and Rajesh C. Patil2
1Deptrtment of Microbiology, K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai – 400 077, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai – 400 058, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2009;3(1):375-378
© The Author(s). 2009
Received: 18/09/2008 | Accepted: 30/11/2008 | Published: 30/04/2009

Malarial infection of humans brings about many hematological changes, including anemia and thrombocytopenia. Since lymphocytes are intimately associated with the immune response to malaria, changes in the circulating numbers and phenotype of lymphocytes are reported. Reporting a case of malarial infection, where the peripheral smear showed lymphocytosis as well as atypical lymphocytosis with leukemoid reaction i.e.  mimicking a leukemia.


Malaria, Leukemoid reaction, Atypical lymphocytes

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