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Döhle's bodies

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Light blue-gray, basophilic, leukocute inclusions in the periphery of neutrophils (in the cytoplasm of neutrophil granulocytes), 1-3 µ in diameter. They are present in association with burns, infections, trauma, neoplastic diseases, Wissler’s disease, May-Hegglin’s anomaly, and Chédiak-Steinbrinck-Higashi’s syndrome. Etiology unknown.


  • K. G. P. Döhle:
    Vorläufige Mittheilung über Blutbefunde bei Masern.
    Zentralblatt für allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie, Jena, 1892, 3: 150-152.
  • Leukocyteneinschlüsse bei Scharlach.
    Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, 1912, 61: 63-68.

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