Aschoff bodies
Small granulomas composed of macrophages, lymphocytes and multinucleate cells grouped around eosinophilic hyaline material derived from collagen. Characteristic of the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Aschoff bodies — perivascular foci of inflammation in the interstitial tissues of the heart in rheumatic fever; the lesions consist of a central area of necrosis surrounded by a rosette of Anichkov cells. Called also Aschoff nodules …   Medical dictionary

  • Aschoff bodies — small clusters of cells and leukocytes that form in heart tissue of patients with rheumatic myocarditis (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Aschoff bodies (nodules) cell node — Asch·off bodies (nodules), cell, node (ahshґof) [Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff, German pathologist, 1866–1942] see under body and cell, and see nodus atrioventricularis …   Medical dictionary

  • Aschoff nodules — Aschoff bodies …   Medical dictionary

  • Aschoff body — Aschoff bodies or Aschoff nodules are painless nodules present in rheumatic fever. AppearanceIt is an area of focal interstitial myocardial inflammation. Fully developed Aschoff bodies consist of fibrinoid change in connective tissue, lymphocytes …   Wikipedia

  • Aschoff, Karl Albert Ludwig — ▪ German pathologist born Jan. 10, 1866, Berlin, Prussia [now in Germany] died June 24, 1942, Freiburg im Breisgau, Ger.       German pathologist who recognized the phagocytic (capable of engulfing bacteria and other substances) activity of… …   Universalium

  • Aschoff — Karl Ludwig, German pathologist, 1866–1942. See A. bodies, under body, A. nodules, under nodule, node of A. and Tawara, Rokitansky A. sinuses, under sinus, A. cell …   Medical dictionary

  • Ludwig Aschoff — Infobox Scientist name = Ludwig Aschoff caption = Karl Albert Ludwig Aschoff birth date = birth date|1866|1|10|mf=y birth place = Berlin, Prussia death date = death date and age|1942|6|24|1866|1|10|mf=y death place = Freiburg, Germany residence …   Wikipedia

  • Masson bodies — the cellular components that fill the pulmonary alveoli and alveolar ducts in rheumatic pneumonia, thought to be modified Aschoff bodies …   Medical dictionary

  • body — 1. The head, neck, trunk, and extremities. The human b., consisting of head (caput), neck (collum), trunk (truncus), and limbs (membra). 2. The material part of a human, as distinguished from the …   Medical dictionary

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