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flaming plasma cells

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Flame cells

Definition: The < quote>‘‘flaming’’ < /quote> plasma cell are characterized by fiery fringes, which are formed by pseudopodic cytoplasmic projections that stain carmine red on WrightGiemsa. The devitalized peripheral cytoplasm contains numerous dilated endoplasmic reticulum cisterns, which are distended with immunoglobulin.

Images

- IgA flame cells

Open references

- http://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/pdf/10.1043/0003-9985(2001)125%3C1394%3AFPC%3E2.0.CO%3B2