Cite this page: Adenovirus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/appendixadenovirus.html. Accessed January 21st, 2017.
Definition / General
- Associated with marked lymphoid hyperplasia leading to intussusception, usually in children
- Viral nuclear inclusions: basophilic nuclei with indistinct nuclear membranes (Cowdry type B, smudge cells) and, less commonly, eosinophilic inclusions surrounded by halos and distinct nuclear membranes (Cowdry type-A)
- Immunohistochemistry, PCR, and in situ hybridization helpful in diagnosis