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Excessive cytolysis (cell lysis)
Excessive cytolysis (cell lysis)

    Photomicrograph of a cytologic smear showing excessive cytolysis. Nearly all cells in this field are lysed, as represented by bare and streaming nuclei devoid of surrounding cytoplasm. Aqueous Romanowsky stain; original magnification, 400X.

Courtesy of Dr. Rebekah Gunn-Christie.