A 46-year-old man is rushed to the emergency room having severe headaches and recurrent fever started 1 week ago, a week after he came back from a trip to Africa. Physical examination reveals high fever and splenomegaly. Brain imaging reveals signs of cerebral involvement.
Which of these following parasites is likely causing the patient's symptoms? #usmle #medicine
A- Babesia microti
B- Plasmodium falciparum
C- Plasmodium malariae
D- Plasmodium vivax