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Mononucleosis, photomicrograph of cell

Mononucleosis, photomicrograph of cell

Overview

This picture shows large, atypical lymphocytes (white blood cells). These cells are seen in viral infections, most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (infectious mononucleosis), cytomegalovirus diseases, and occasionally infectious hepatitis. This is an example of a type I Downy cell.

Update Date 8/31/2014