Case 120. Rabies (45 y-o M)
         
   
Lethal rabies in Thailand due to accidental bite by an infected dog
   
         
   
Key words : rabies, Negri body
   
         
   
zoonosis
   
     
 
     
Inflammatory infiltration is mild, being inconsistent with fulminant clinical signs and symptoms. Negri bodies tend to be distributed in areas with minimal inflammation (HE, low power).   Negri bodies, round eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions measuring 1-7 μm, are pathognomonic of rabies (HE, high power). Hippocampal neurons are the preferential site of Negri body formation.