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Mononucleosis, photomicrograph of cells

Mononucleosis, photomicrograph of cells

Overview

This is a lymphocyte that has been infected by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in infectious mononucleosis and is referred to as a "Downy cell". Downy cells may be classified as types I, II, or III; this is a type I Downy cell.

Update Date 8/15/2012