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Leukocytozoon, avian blood smear
Leukocytozoon, avian blood smear

    Leukocytozoon in an avian blood smear, 400X. Several of the large basophilic organisms are seen distending the avian WBCs (note flattened or malformed nucleus of host cell). A ruptured granulocyte is also present in the center of the field (artifact).

Courtesy of Dr. Louise Bauck.