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Under a high magnification of 320X, this hematoxylin-eosin-stained (H&E) photomicrograph depicts the cytoarchitectural changes found in a liver tissue specimen extracted from an “atypical” viral hepatitis patient. This particular view details a region of hepatic acidophilic necrosis, within which were a number of nearly-mature Councilman bodies. There was also some extravasation of blood into the sinusoidal capillaries within this necrotic region. When viral hepatitis is categorized as being of the atypical type, it usually means that there is an accompanying infection such as yellow fever, or malaria. Though in this particular case, any concomitant infection was unidentified.
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Content Provider(s): Dr. Yves Robin and Dr. Jean Renaudet, Arbovirus Laboratory at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal; World Health Organization
Creation Date: 1980
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