Councilman bodies

Councilman bodies

Red-staining dead liver cells found in YELLOW FEVER, HEPATITIS and other serious liver disorders. (William Thomas Councilman, 1854–1933, American pathologist).
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Histologic examination indicated the following for all animals: zonal bridging (largely midzonal and centrilobular) or massive liver necrosis with Councilman bodies, varying degrees of macrovacuolar and microvacuolar steatosis, and pleocellular (mainly lymphohistiocytic) inflammatory infiltrates, accompanied by hemorrhage and hemosiderosis (Figure 2, panels A, B; online Technical Appendix Table 1, https://wwwnc.
Round eosinophilic cytoplasmic structures suggestive of megamitochondria were observed in 2 neonates, mild to moderate steatosis and Councilman bodies (apoptosis) in 3, hepatocyte necrosis in 1 (neonate 7) (online Technical Appendix), and mild periportal lymphocytic inflammation in 1 (neonate 2).