historical term for either of two types of inclusion bodies associated with certain diseases: 1) trachoma bodies; 2) tiny, ovoid, granular forms, frequently in pairs, observed in the cytoplasm and in Guarnieri bodies in the cutaneous squamous cells of humans and animals infected with variola (smallpox) or vaccinia virus; probably the same as Paschen bodies.
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.