Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Weekend Haematology Challenge

Peripheral blood cell morphology

CASE: 36 years old, HIV positive woman from Hyderabad, India has been suffering weigh lost and low grade fever during last months.Now she has nontender, erythematous, papulonodular lesions all over her body. Laboratory findings included anemia, leucopenia and hypergammaglobulinemia. Peripheral blood smear findings are in the picture.

Can you identify these leukocytes?
What are the other findings?


Correct answer: Left: lymphocte (LGL), right: monocyte with LD-bodies. This patient has visceral leishmaniasis.

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