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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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.