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Chediak Higashi Neutrophils*

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Microscopic Features:
  • Abnormal cytoplasmic inclusions invlolving the white blood cells (neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and lymphocytes)
  • Variably sized large aggregates of purple/blue/red granules
Normal % blood-PB, marrow-BM, lymphoid tissue-LN:
  • PB: None
  • BM: None
  • LN: None
May Resemble: Differential Diagnoses:

Chediak Higashi syndrome

Classic Immunophenotype:
  • N/A
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  • Chediak Higashi syndrome: Caused from abnormal fusion of primary granules which results in a malfunctioning WBC with a diminished phagocytic capability. The syndrome is characterized by Pancytopenia, Neuropathy, Oculocuteneous Albinism, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and recurrent infections.

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