Title: Toxic granulation and vacuolation in neutrophilic myelocytes in peripheral blood smear (human).
Description: Stain: May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG).
The myelocyte (1) and the metamyelocyte (2) show toxic granulation and vacuolation and cytoplasmic swelling. Vacuoles may represent the terminal stage of autophagocytosis. Granules may burst and their contents undergo autophagocytosis in a number of pathologic conditions.
Keywords/Mesh: blood, bone marrow, myelocyte, neutrophil, toxic granulation, infection, sepsis, vacuolation, histology, POJA collection