neuronophagia

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neuronophagia

 [noor″on-o-fa´jah]
phagocytic destruction of nerve cells.

neu·ron·o·pha·gi·a

, neuronophagy (nū'ron-ō-fā'jē-ă, nūr-ō-nof'ă-jē),
Phagocytosis of nerve cells.
[neuron + G. phagō, to eat]

neu·ron·o·pha·gi·a

, neuronophagy (nūr-on'ō-fā'jē-ă, nūr'ō-nof'ă-jē)
Phagocytosis of nerve cells.
[neuron + G. phagō, to eat]

neuronophagia

phagocytic destruction of nerve cells.
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At the time of autopsy, the gray and white matter demonstrated extensive destructive changes and infiltration of necrotic tissue by mononuclear inflammatory cells, perivascular lymphocytic cuffing, and clusters of microglia and macrophages marking areas of neuronophagy.
The microscopic neuropathologic changes among these autopsies consisted of a combination of necrosis that preferentially targeted neurons, degenerative changes of the glial and neuronal cells, white matter loss and axonal rarefaction, microcalcifications, microglial aggregates, gliosis, macrophage and mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltrates, neuronophagy, and perivascular lymphocytic cuffing.