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Türk's irritation cell (Wihelm Türk)

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Stimulated lymphocyte with morphological appearance between that of a lymphocyte and plasma cell. A cell in the blood with cytoplasm like plasma cells and a nucleus resembling a myeloblast nucleus. Found in cases of severe anaemia or chronic infection.


  • W. Türk:
    Klinische Untersuchungen über das Verhalten des Blutes bei akuten Infektionskrankheiten. Vienna, 1898.
  • Vorlesungen über klinische Hämatologie. Vienna, 1904.

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