ciliocytophthoria

cil·i·o·cy·toph·thor·i·a

(sil'ē-ō-sī'tōf-thōr'ē-a),
Detached ciliary tufts (remnants of ciliated epithelium) seen in a variety of body fluids, especially peritoneal, amnionic, and respiratory specimens; they are motile and can be confused with ciliated or flagellated protozoa.
[Pl. of ciliocytophthorium, fr. cilio- + cyto- + G. phthora corruption, decay, + -ium, noun suffix]

cil·i·o·cy·toph·thor·i·a

(sil'ē-ō-sī-tof-thōr'ē-ă)
Detached ciliary tufts (remnants of ciliated epithelium) that can be seen in a variety of body fluids, especially peritoneal, amnionic, and respiratory specimens; they are motile and can be confused with ciliated or flagellated protozoa.
[fr. cilio- + cyto- + G. phthora corruption, decay, + -ium, noun suffix]
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Ciliocytophthoria have been misinterpreted as ciliated Microorganisms.
We describe both motile and nonmotile ciliocytophthoria in a fresh specimen, which originally raised concerns of a parasitic infection.
The specimen was then examined by parasitologists and pathologists, who determined the forms to represent ciliocytophthoria and not a ciliated protozoan.
Ciliocytophthoria have been reported in respiratory tract specimens, gynecologic specimens, and peritoneal washings.
In a wet preparation the presence of ciliocytophthoria can be disconcerting to those unfamiliar with this entity, especially if beating cilia are seen.
22] Ciliocytophthoria are much smaller; in our specimen, they averaged 12 x 10 [micro]m.
Sidaway et al found ciliocytophthoria difficult to detect in air-dried, Diff-Quik-stained smears.
Ciliocytophthoria should be considered when round-to-oval, motile, or nonmotile ciliate forms are identified in clinical specimens from anatomic sites that are lined by ciliated epithelial cells.
Ciliocytophthoria in pulmonary and vaginal cytology [in German].
Ciliocytophthoria in the cervical smear [in German].
Ciliocytophthoria (CCP) in nasopharyngeal smear from patients with acute tonsillitis.