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Related to hematozoa: Coccidia, plasmodium, Apicomplexa, Haemosporida

he·ma·to·zo·on

 (hē′mə-tō-zō′ŏn′, hĭ-măt′ə-)
n. pl. he·ma·to·zo·a (-zō′ə)
A parasitic protozoan or similar organism that lives in the blood.

he′ma·to·zo′al, he′ma·to·zo′ic adj.
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Blood films microscopy is a broad range test that must be carefully reviewed for the presence of any hematozoa that may be present and may greatly vary in size from tiny Babesia trophozoite ([approximately equal to]1 [micro]m) to large MF (>250 [micro]m in length).
(1) All intracellular hematozoa are in the phylum Apicomplexa.
Paucity of hematozoa in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in West Greenland and coastal Texas.
has been increased in recent years because of its possible relationship to transmission of bacterial and viral infections [5-9], as well as hematozoa including trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes [10] and parasitic flagellates [11-13], which are considered to be pathogenic organisms for aquatic animals.
and Trypanosoma avium are the hematozoa recorded in birds of prey worldwide (Deem 1999, Munoz et al.
To the Editor: Avian malaria is an insect-borne disease induced by a so far unknown number of protozoan blood parasites of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (hematozoa) (1,2).
Blood parasites (hematozoa) occur in the plasma (Trypanosoma) and within the blood cells (Plasmodium, Leucocytozoon and Haemoproteus) of a number of avian species.
'Prevalence of Hematozoa in Falcons in the United Arab Emirates With Respect to the Origin of Falcon Hosts.' Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 22(3): 208-212.
Blood smears can detect infection by these hematozoa, but are thought to have low diagnostic sensitivity (Bennett 1962).