The ultrastructure of glomerular haematoxylin bodies

Authors

  • Nelnson G. Ordoñz,

    1. Department of Pathology, Section of Anatomic Pathology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 6723 Bertner, Houston, Texas 77030
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  • Luis G. Gomez

    1. Department of Pathology, Section of Anatomic Pathology, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 6723 Bertner, Houston, Texas 77030
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Abstract

The ultrastructural features of haematoxylin bodies, present in a patient with active lupus glomerulonephritis, appear to include cellular elements, especially dense chromatin of probable neutrophil leucocyte origin and electro-dense, immune complex-like material. Although the participation of immune complexes in the formation of haematoxylin bodies has been previously proposed, this is the first reported demonstration of such deposits in haematoxylin bodies.

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