Mikulicz cells

Mi·ku·licz cells

(mē'kū-lich),
foamy macrophages containing Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis; found in the mucosal nodules in rhinoscleroma.
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Characteristic Mikulicz cells (foamy histiocytes) and plasma cells were seen in the sub epithelium (Fig.
20) The disease is due to an altered immune response with impaired cellular immunity, leading to accumulation of distended phagosomes, called Mikulicz cells.
Electron microscopic studies of Mikulicz cells demonstrate many large phagosomes filled with bacilli and surrounded by a finely granular or fibrillar material arranged radially.