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Monocytes are large leukocytes of myeloid origin with a blue-grey ground glass cytoplasm and an irregularly shaped nucleus. Monocytes often contain vacuoles.
 

Monocytes

 
 

Overview

  • Monocytes are large leukocytes of myeloid origin with a blue-grey ground glass cytoplasm and an irregularly shaped nucleus. Monocytes often contain vacuoles.
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Monocytosis

  • Increased circulating monocytes.
    • Causes of Monocytosis

    • Chronic infection / inflammation - tuberculosis, EBV, bacterial endocarditis, autoimmune diseases
    • Malignancy - acute myeloid leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia, lymphoma
    • Post splenectomy
Last updated on March 30th, 2020
 
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