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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
SurePath/ LBP


NILM: Cellular changes consistent with Herpes simplex virus

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Large multinucleated epithelial cell with molded nuclei. Note ground glass appearance due to intranuclear viral particles and enhancement of the nuclear envelope caused by peripheral margination of the chromatin.

Explanatory Notes:
Multinucleated epithelial cells are not always present--mononucleate cells with viral changes may be the only finding.

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