Azurophilic inclusions in plasma cells
Pathology and Microbiology
We report a 45-year-old man with complaints of chest pain and weight loss who was referred for a bone marrow/trephine procedure to the Aga Khan University Hospital. Bone marrow examination showed plasmacytosis of 95% with plasma cells containing coarse Auer rod-like azurophilic inclusions, which failed to stain positively with Sudan Black B or periodic acid Schiff stain. These inclusions have rarely been previously reported as they are more significant morphologically rather than having a prognostic value.
Singapore Medical Journal
(2009). Azurophilic inclusions in plasma cells. Singapore Medical Journal, 50(3), E114-E115.
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