eosinophilic hyaline spheric bodies seen in the epidermis, in lichen planus and other skin disorders; formed by apoptosis of individual basal cells.
Synonym(s): colloid bodies
Civatte,Achille, French dermatologist, 1877-1956.
Civatte bodies - eosinophilic hyaline spherical bodies seen in or just beneath the epidermis, particularly in lichen planus, formed by necrosis of individual basal cells. Synonym(s): colloid bodies
Civatte disease - Synonym(s): poikiloderma of Civatte
poikiloderma of Civatte - reticulated pigmentation and telangiectasia of the sides of the cheeks and neck; common in middle-aged women. Synonym(s): Civatte disease