Opportunistic Infections

Figure 7. This high power photomicrograph shows the characteristic nuclear and cytoplasmic inclusions typically seen with cytomegalovirus. In the left side of the photomicrograph note the enlarged or cytomegalic cell containing both nuclear and cytoplasmic inclusions. The cytoplasmic inclusions are usually small and basophilic(arrowhead). The nuclear inclusions are usually much larger, eosinophilic and show a halo or clear space between the inclusion in the nuclear membrane(arrow). The right side of the photomicrograph shows a similarly infected cell stained for early and made cytomegalovirus antigens.

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