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Smile Cell in blood smear

I know some of you might find this easy, but if not try to id this cell type.

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What is this for God's sake!
Is it a basophil
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Monocyte
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Default I think it is

It looks like a monocyte infected with H. Capsulatum
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is it lead poisoning? pin point basophilic staining..
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alrite guys here's the answer: This is a NORMAL cell found in blood; it's a basophil

We're so used to thinking of basophils as a cell with bilobed nucleus, and large blue granules, but in reality, the cell is so packed tight with these granules that we don't get to see the nucleus. I thought this pic was interesting cause if I had seen it on the exam I honestly wouldn't have had a clue what it was.
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