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Cowdry inclusions

Tuesday 11 December 2007

Cowdry bodies

Definition: Cowdry bodies are eosinophilic nuclear inclusions composed of nucleic acid and protein seen in cells infected with Herpes simplex virus (HSV) or Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) or poliomyelitis .

Images

- Splendid Cowdry type A inclusion body in cutaneous herpes

Types

- Cowdry type A inclusions
- Cowdry type B inclusions

See also

- viral inclusions

  • nuclear viral inclusions
  • cytoplasmic viral inclusions