Figure 5: Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smear. Arrow A showing a classic, ring-shaped trophozoite of Plasmodium falciparum. Arrow B showing a classic, headphone-shaped trophozoite of P. falciparum. Arrow C showing two trophozoites of P. falciparum within the same red blood cell. (Reproduced from BMJ Case Reports (Surce-Parikh et al. Classic image: peripheral blood smear in a case of Plasmodium falciparum cerebral malaria