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Cowdry type A inclusions

Tuesday 11 December 2007

Cowdry type 1 inclusions, Cowdry type I inclusions

Definition: Large, pink to purple, eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions of nucleic acid and protein seen in cells infected with herpes simplex or varicella-zoster virus.

They contain intact and disrupted virions and push darkly stained host cell chromatin to the edges of the nucleus.

Images

- Herpes Simplex Esophagitis 1 and 3

- Splendid Cowdry type A inclusion body in cutaneous herpes

Examples

- HSV infections (Herpes Simplex Virus infection)

- VZV infections (varicella-zoster virus)

See also

- Cowdry inclusion bodies / Cowdry inclusion body