Ranke complex

Ranke complex

(ran'kĕ),
combination of a healed and calcified peripheral lung lesion with a calcified lymph node, due to previous infection from tuberculosis or histoplasmosis.
Synonym(s): primary complex

Ranke,

Karl E. von, German chemist, 1870-1926.
Ranke complex
Ranke formula - for determining the amount of albumin in serous fluid.
Ranke stage
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In minority of cases, antigen concentration in the primary complex, consisting of the initial pulmonary focus (the Ghon focus ) and the draining regional nodes, will have reached sufficient size that hypersensitivity results in necrosis and roentgenographically visible calcification, producing the Ranke complex ( parenchymal and mediastnal calcific foci).