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Morphology: granulocyte with a large irregularly lobulated nucleus, lavender-staining cytoplasm, and numerous purple (basophilic) cytoplasmic granules. Considerable species variation in appearance of basophils. Look alike: mast cells, other granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils) Clinical relevance: basophils are… Read more Basophils


Morphology: single or multiple pear-shaped (pyriform) organisms within red blood cells. Organisms stain dark purple around the periphery and clear in the centre. Look alike: Histoplasma capsulatum Commonly seen with: other tick-borne rickettsial… Read more Babesia