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Cowdry type A inclusion bodies

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Intranuclear eosinophilic amorphous or droplet-like bodies surrounded by a clear halo, with marginations of chromatin on the nuclear membrane. They occur in such diseases as herpes simplex infection or yellow fever.

We thank Brian Fuehrlein for information submitted.


  • E. V. Cowdry:
    The problem of intranuclear inclusions in virus diseases.
    Archives of Pathology, Chicago, 1934, 18: 527-542.

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