Tzanck cells | definition of Tzanck cells by Medical dictionary
Tzanck cells (tsahnk),
acantholytic epithelial cells seen in the Tzanck test.
Tzanck, Arnault, Russian dermatologist, 1886-1954.
Tzanck cells - acantholytic epithelial cells seen in the Tzanck test.
Tzanck test - the examination of fluid from a bullous lesion for Tzanck cells.
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This results in acantholysis with the formation of suprabasal intraepithelial blisters with free-floating epithelial cells within the blister (Tzanck cells
Diagnosis depends on biopsy confirmation of intraepithelial vesicle formation, acantholysis and the presence of tzanck cells
. Demonstration of immunoglobulins especially IgG and complement in the intercellular space by direct immunofluorescence is a very reliable test.