Life Cycle of P. falciparum vs. P. vivax

By Acharya Tankeshwar •  Updated: 05/30/21 •  4 min read

I am writing this post to help you remember the fundamental differences between the two malarial parasites P. falciparum and P.vivax.

I hope after going through this post, you will discover some fascinating things and their arrangements in the word “FALCIPARUM“. This word will help you can recall or write the life cycle of both P. falciparum and P.vivax individually or even write the most important differences between their life cycle.

Note: To get the best of this blog post: you must have some idea about the general life cycle of the malarial parasite and its stages. Let’s begin with this magic word “FALCIPARUM”. For now, only focus on this word and the alphabets there

Key points regarding P falciparum malaria
Morphology of the different stages of the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle in thin blood films.
Morphology of the different stages of the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle in thin blood films.

C: “Crescents shaped”:

I: Internal organs:

RU: RBC Unaltered:

M: Multiple and Maurer’s Dot:

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Acharya Tankeshwar

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I am Tankeshwar Acharya. Blogging is my passion. I am working as an Asst. Professor and Microbiologist at Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal.

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4 responses to “Relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria”

  1. A great and informative article! Thank to author for helpful addition with new knowledge.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not to be rude, but CDC argues with you on how Sickle Cell sufferers ARE immune. Your article is very informative though I thank you. Anthony Allison had been studying this years, and scientists afterwards for decades to the present time. PS double edit your writing, there are several errors. Commonest is not proper grammar possibly most common for one example. 🙂

  3. Tankeshwar Acharya says:

    Dear Anonymous, than you so much for your reply and feedback. I am eager to get your specific feedback regarding this post. Please send me email in I will be highly indebted for your time and efforts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    thank you

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