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Thymus - Necosis, Lymphocyte - Gallery

Image of necrosis, lymphocyte in the thymus from a male Harlan Sprague-Dawley rat in a chronic study
Thymus - Necrosis, Lymphocyte in a male Harlan Sprague-Dawley rat from a subchronic study. Treatment with dexamethasone resulted in severe lymphocyte apoptosis with focal areas of necrosis.
Image of necrosis, lymphocyte in the thymus from a male Harlan Sprague-Dawley rat in a chronic study
Thymus - Necrosis, Lymphocyte in a male Harlan Sprague-Dawley rat from a subchronic study (higher magnification of Figure 1). Lymphocyte necrosis (arrows) is accompanied by eosinophilic cytoplasmic debris, basophilic nuclear debris, mineral (arrowhead), and inflammation.
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