Aschoff, Ludwig


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Aschoff, Ludwig

(ash′of″)
German pathologist, 1866–1942.

Aschoff body

One of microscopic foci of fibrinoid degeneration and granulomatous inflammation found in the interstitial tissues of the heart in rheumatic fever.

Aschoff cell

A large cell with basophilic cytoplasm and a large vesicular nucleus, often multinucleated.

Aschoff nodule

A small nodule composed of cells and leukocytes found in the interstitial tissues of the heart in rheumatic myocarditis.