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Halberstädter-Prowazek bodies

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Round to oval cytoplasmic inclusion bodies near the nuclei of conjunctival epithelial cells in trachoma.


  • L. Halberstädter and S. von Prowazek:
    Über Zelleinschlüsse parasitärer Natur beim Trachom.
    Arbeiten aus dem Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamte, Berlin, 1907, 26: 44-47.
  • L. Halberstädter and S. Prowazek:
    Zur Aetiologie des Trachoms.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, August 1907, 33: 1285.1287.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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