Diagnosis: Smallpox (Variola)
In addition to the cytoplasmic Guarnieri bodies,
intranuclear inclusions are also illustrated on page 1
The images for this case were photographed from a slide
provided by my colleague, Dr. Dirk Elston.
Dr. Elston is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist,
who, recently retired from active duty in the
U.S. Army, after a career of 20 years.
Dr. Elston acquired this slide as a teaching case while serving
in the Army.
Dr. Elston is an excellent clinician, dermatopathologist,
clinical investigator and teacher and we are very fortunate
to have him as a member of our staff in our Departments of
Dermatology and Pathology.