Curschmann spirals

Cursch·mann spi·rals

(kūrsh'mahn),
spirally twisted masses of mucus occurring in the sputum in bronchial asthma.

Curschmann spirals

(kursh'man)
[Heinrich Curschmann, Ger. physician, 1846–1910]
Coiled spirals of mucus occasionally seen in sputum of asthma patients.
See: sputum

Curschmann,

Heinrich, German physician, 1846-1910.
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Curschmann spirals - spirally twisted masses of mucus occurring in the sputum in bronchial asthma.
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Periodic acid-schiff (PAS) staining best highlights the intrabronchial mucus plugs in their characteristic forms known as Curschmann spirals, which can occlude the airspaces totally and are heterogenous mixtures of mucins, plasma exudates, and inflammatory cells that are primarily eosinophils.
During the examination of a respiratory specimen for cellular constituents, virologists may encounter unfamiliar cells, cell fragments, Curschmann spirals, and artifacts, some of which simulate microorganisms.