How did you tell acute from chronic inflammation under low power?

leewa

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Dec 11, 2008
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I am a new resident, when I sign out with the attendings, I found they call acute or chronic or both very quickly after they had a quick peek at the slide under low power. i wonder how they tell ploys from lymphcytes without carefully check them. To me under the low power they all look small blue dots...:confused:
 

Gene_

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Sep 26, 2005
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Attending Physician
At low power, PMNs are not small blue dots. Lymphocytes are. You'll figure it out with a little more experience.