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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings


Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 June 2011, last major update August 2010
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Definition / General

● May be associated with parasites (Diagn Cytopathol 2003;29:167), allergic reactions to chemicals, medications or sperm

Cytology description

● Pink granular cytoplasm, bilobed nuclei with large distinct granules
● Eosinophils do not necessarily stain red-pink on Papanicolaou stain

Cytology images (not cervix)

Peripheral blood

Nasal mucosa in allergic rhinitis

End of Cervix-cytology > Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings > Eosinophils

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