Neuromuscular

PERIPHERAL NERVE: Active Demyelination


Electron micrographs: From Robert Schmidt MD
Demyelinated axons (Arrows)
Axons, without myelin, surrounded by phagocytic cells.
Axon cytoplasm is dark, containing closely spaced neurofilaments.
Phagocytic cells contain lipid droplets & inclusions.
See: AIDP


Electron micrograph: From Robert Schmidt MD
Myelin stripping
Phagocytic cell process (Arrow) extends beneath a layer of myelin.
See: AIDP


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2/2/2016