Mystery cells, case #7
Here is another case from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. Margit Grome, Biomedical Laboratory Scientist, and her colleague Lennarth Friis-Hansen M.D., give you the details:
A woman, age 32 was hospitalized at the department of Infectious Diseases.
A CSF was collected and sent to the lab.
The results were:
- Erythrocytes: 2280 x 106/l
- Leukocytes: 339 x 106/l
- Glucose: 0,8 mmol/l (ref; 2,2 – 3,9)
- Protein: 1,68 g/l (ref: 0,15 – 0,50)
A Cytospin-smear was prepared and MGG-stained. Differential count was performed using the CellaVision Body Fluid Application and the CellaVision DM96.
The cells looked like this:
The analysis showed:
- 50 % Neutrophils
- 16 % Lymphocytes
- 0,5 % Eosinophil
- 22 % Monocytes/macrophages
What do you think about the womans condition?
And – what the cells in row 4?