Downie bodies

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Downie bodies are a type of inclusion body associated with cowpox.[1]

They are named for Allan Watt Downie.

They are also known as a type of A-type inclusion.[2]

It should not be confused with the term "Downey bodies", which refers to a type of T cell observed in infectious mononucleosis.[3]


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  2. ^ Cheville, Norman F. (1975). Cytopathology in Viral Diseases (Monographs in Virology). S.Karger AG. p. 4. ISBN 3-8055-2203-7. 
  3. ^ Shahzad Raja (2007). Access to Surgery : 500 Single Best Answer Questions in General and Systemic Pathology. PasTest. p. 325. ISBN 1-905635-36-2.  External link in |publisher= (help)