trachoma bodies

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tra·cho·ma bod·ies

distinctive, complex, intracytoplasmic forms found in the conjunctival epithelial cells of people in the acute phase of trachoma, less frequently in later stages, varying from 1) discrete acidophilic granules (approximately 250 nm in diameter), to 2) irregular clumps of such material embedded in a basophilic matrix, to 3) relatively large basophilic bodies (approximately 700-1000 nm in diameter), to 4) large basophilic bodies that include discrete, tiny, acidophilic granules.

tra·cho·ma bod·ies

(tră-kō'mă bod'ēz)
Distinctive, complex, intracytoplasmic forms found in the conjunctival epithelial cells of patients in the acute phase of trachoma.

Prowazek,

Stanislas J.M. von, German protozoologist, 1876-1915.
Halberstaedter-Prowazek bodies - Synonym(s): Prowazek-Greeff bodies
Prowazek bodies - obsolete term for either of two types of inclusion bodies associated with certain diseases.
Prowazek-Greeff bodies - distinctive, complex, intracytoplasmic forms found in the conjunctival epithelial cells of persons in the acute phase of trachoma. Synonym(s): Halberstaedter-Prowazek bodies; trachoma bodies
Prowazekia - a genus of coprozoic flagellate protozoans.