Circulating reactive T cells in infectious mononucleosis

Circulating reactive T cells in infectious mononucleosis
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Author: Abhishek Dashora, MD,FRCPath
Category: Lymphoma: Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder > Non-destructive Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder > Infectious Mononucleosis
Published Date: 06/07/2022

Peripheral blood showing reactive lymphocytes in a case of infectious mononucleosis. These lymphocytes are T-cells and not the EBV-infected B-cells.

EBV infected B-cells are not seen circulating in the peripheral blood smear but are largely confined to lymphoreticular tissue.