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Yes I’m at a loss for this one too. Still can’t figure out how we’re expected to differentiate those based on this slide shown.
The only logical explanation that I can think of is that reactive lymphocytes may be seen in LYMPHOMAS as opposed to granulocytes which are seen in LEUKEMIAS
Such a shitty way to trick us, hah!
reactive lymphocytes are seen in EBV infection. you would see lymphocytes in the slide not neutrophils FA2018 pg 165
That makes sense.. but was the question talking about EBV infections or hematological malignancies? Just a vague question I wasn’t really sure what exactly was it trying to teach us, I guess the reactive lymphocytosis just threw me off!
Anyways, thanks for the clarification buddy!
They way I thought about it was:
Granulocytes: multi lobed nucleus
Lymphocytes: single lobe
@whossayin - it's not reactive lymphocytosis because there are no buzzword type symtoms of EBV in the Q stem. Also, reactive lymphocytes look way different.