See what to expect with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myeloid leukemia, and learn how it's treated. WebMD takes you through the stages, from diagnosis and tests to relapse and remission.
Thick and thin smears of a patient’s blood sample are the gold standard for the diagnosis of malaria. Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by 4 major types of Plasmodium: falciparum, ovale, vivax and malariae. The disease is transmitted to humans via the female Anopheles mosquito. Plasmodium sporozoites from Anopheles saliva invade and multiply in hepatic cells. Lysis of the hepatic cells leads to release of the parasite into the blood stream.