Plasma cell, Mott Cell, alcoholic, liver disease

Top left frame: 1 large Plasma Cell
Top right frame: 1 smaller Plasma Cell which contains numerous vacuoles which represent stored immunoglobulin
Lower left frame: 1 Plasma Cell
Lower right frame: 1 Plasma cell with three large vacuoles which represent stored immunoglobulin. These vacuoles have been termed Russell bodies and the cell may be referred to as a Mott Cell. The vacuoles are usually clear or colorless but may be pink or bluish dependent upon the pH of the stain and/or whether overlying the cytoplasm or nucleus. They may be blue when overlying the cytoplasm or pink when overlying the nucleus. Their size reflects the size of the packet of the stored immunoglobulin. Alcoholic with liver disease blood - 100X


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