The presence of eosinophil leucocytes in cervicovaginal smears with Actinomyces-like organisms: Light microscopic examination


Kaya D. , DEMİREZEN Ş. , BEKSAÇ M. S.

JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY, cilt.29, ss.226-229, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0970-9371.103939
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.226-229

Özet

Background: Actinomyces species are part of mucosal surfaces of oral cavity, gastrointestinal and genital tracts. When these mucosal surfaces disrupt, Actinomyces become pathogen and cause infection. Eosinophil leucocytes participate in host defense against helminthic infestation and they generally play a role in asthma and allergy. However, the role of eosinophil leucocytes in host defense against bacteria is conflicting.