toxic granulation


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toxic granulation

The abnormal appearance of white blood cells in patients with serious infectious diseases. The intracytoplasmic granules in the white blood cells show increased staining caused by the increased acid mucoprotein content of the cells.
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The smear showed 56% band forms, complete with dohle bodies, vacuoles, and toxic granulation. And, by the way, the "numbers" were all normal.
In one survey, the CAP received the following five different identifications on a hematology slide: segmented neutrophil, Auer rod, toxic granulation, Barr body, and Dohle inclusion body.