General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602

    Virtual Slide: This 22 year-old female college student complains of a sore throat

    This 20 year-old female college student has been in good health all her life, but developed a fever and sore throat 2 days ago. Physical exam reveals a red and injected throat with tonsilar enlargement and exudate. There are several enlarged and tender cervical lymph nodes.

    WBC  8.4 X 103   RBC  4.5 Cold Agglutinin  Neg
              Percent   HGB  13.2 Heterophile       Pos
    NE       42   HCT    42  
    LY        30   MCV    80  
    MO       10   MCH    25.2  
    EO         3   MCHC   27.2  
    BA         1   RDW     10.1  
    Atypical lymphs  14   PLT    210 X 103 Reference values?
        MPV     7.2  
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