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immunoblast

 [im´u-no-blast″]
a mitotically active B or T lymphocyte.

im·mu·no·blast

(im'yū-nō-blast'),
An antigenically stimulated lymphocyte; a large cell with well-defined basophilic cytoplasm, a large nucleus with prominent nuclear membrane, distinct nucleoli, and clumped chromatin.
See also: lymphoblast, lymphocyte transformation.
[immuno- + G. blastos, germ]

im·mu·no·blast

(im'yū-nō-blast)
An antigenically stimulated lymphocyte; a large cell with well-defined basophilic cytoplasm, a large nucleus with prominent nuclear membrane, distinct nucleoli, and clumped chromatin.
[immuno- +G. blastos, germ]

immunoblast

lymphoblast.
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The HCV recombinant immunoblast assay (RIBA) can be used as a confirmatory test; however it is no longer regularly used in clinical practice.
All patients with a physician diagnosis of hepatitis C were included, whether the diagnosis had been confirmed by liver biopsy or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing or by either positive recombinant immunoblast assay (RIBA) testing or indeterminate RIBA testing and the presence of 1 or more risk factors.
It shows area of necrosis with intervening preserved area along with scattered lymphocytes mixed with immunoblast & blood vessels.
Microscopically, tumor cells of PCNSL, most often composed of centroblasts and less frequently of immunoblasts, infiltrate the neural parenchyma with diffuse, invasive, or perivascular growth patterns.
The paracortex predominantly consists of small mature T cells as well as variable numbers of large transformed immunoblasts (T cells or B cells), interdigitating dendritic cells, plasmacytoid dendritic cells, and high endothelial venules (Figure 1, E).
There was concentric layering of peripheral lymphocytes, interfollicular stroma showed infiltration by plasma cells, immunoblasts, eosinophils and post capillary venules.
Morphologically, it is predominantly histiocytes and plasmacytoid monocytes but also immunoblasts and small and large lymphocytes.
Numerous capillaries and cells, especially lymphocytes, admix with some plasma cells, and in rare cases, immunoblasts ill the interfollicular areas.
15) An early, pathognomonic immunological response in HPS is the appearance of circulating immunoblasts, which herald the end of the prodromal phase and the onset of the cardiorespiratory phase.
Large transformed B immunoblasts, surrounded by some plasma cells with basophilic cytoplasm, are detected in Epstein-Barr virus infection.
The latter consists of different types of histiocytes, plasmocytes, monocytes, immunoblasts, and small and large lymphocytes.