Aschoff body


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Aschoff body

A small granulomatous lesion composed of macrophages, lymphocytes and multinucleated giant cells, which surrounds pale eosinophilic collagenous material, classically seen in rheumatic fever-related myocarditis.

Aschoff body

One of microscopic foci of fibrinoid degeneration and granulomatous inflammation found in the interstitial tissues of the heart in rheumatic fever.
See also: Aschoff, Ludwig