Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Photomicrographs of Zika-infected fetal brain

Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho, neuropathologist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC kindly provided the photomicrographs below (click to enlarge), which were published with her important case report about which I recently published a blog post.
Thinning (left) with apoptosis (inset left) as compared to relatively spared cerebral cortex (right)
The legend for these pictures is as follows: "
In postmortem analyses of samples obtained from the fetus, an area of parietal cortex has abundant apoptotic neurons (Panel A), with detail shown in the inset view. The unaffected occipital cortex is thicker than the parietal cortex (Panel B), as indicated by the vertical bars." 

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