- Curschmann's Spirals
Curschmann's Spirals refer to parts of the desquamated
epitheliumseen in biopsies from asthmatic patients. They are named after German physician Heinrich Curschmann(1846-1910). They are often seen in association with eosinophilic infiltration and Charcot-Leyden crystals.
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Curschmann's spirals — Curschmann s spiral Curschmann s spirals refers to a finding in the sputum of spiral shaped mucus plugs. These may occur in several different lung diseases. The term can refer to parts of the desquamated epithelium seen in biopsies from asthm … Wikipedia
Curschmann's spirals — elongated cast of the smaller bronchi, which are coughed up in bronchial asthma. They unroll to a length of 2 cm or more and have a central core ensheathed in mucus and cell debris. H. Curschmann (1846 1910), German physician … Medical dictionary
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Curschmann — Heinrich, German physician, 1846–1910. See C. spirals, under spiral … Medical dictionary
Heinrich Curschmann — (June 28, 1846 May 6, 1910) was a German internist who was a native of Giessen. Prior to 1888 he worked in hospitals in Berlin and Hamburg. Afterwards he was a professor and lecturer at the University of Leipzig.Curschmann is remembered for the… … Wikipedia
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