Warthin-Finkeldey cells

War·thin-·Fin·kel·dey cells

(wōr'thin fing'kĕl-dā),
giant cells with multiple overlapping nuclei, found in lymphoid tissue in measles, especially during the prodromal stage.
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Finkeldey,

Wilhelm, 20th century German pathologist.
Finkeldey cells - Synonym(s): Warthin-Finkeldey cells
Warthin-Finkeldey cells - see under Warthin

Warthin,

Aldred S., U.S. pathologist, 1866-1931.
Warthin area
Warthin tumor - a benign glandular tumor, usually arising in the parotid gland. Synonym(s): adenolymphoma
Warthin-Finkeldey cells - giant cells with multiple overlapping nuclei, found in lymphoid tissue in measles, especially during the prodromal stage. Synonym(s): Finkeldey cells
Warthin-Starry silver stain - a stain for spirochetes in which preparations are incubated in 1% silver nitrate solution followed by a developer.
Warthin-Starry staining method
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Although a few Warthin-Finkeldey cells were found in the upper part of the lamina propria near the epithelium, the crypt epithelium demonstrated no microscopic abnormalities.
(6) Immunohistochemical staining for L26, CD79a, polyclonal CD3, CD21, and CD35 (Dako) was also carried out to determine the phenotype of Warthin-Finkeldey cells using the LSAB kit (Dako) and diaminobenzidine as the chromogen in case 1.
Replication of the virus in the lymphoid tissue then induces lymphoid hyperplasia and formation of characteristic reticuloendothelial giant cells and Warthin-Finkeldey cells. A secondary viremia soon follows, disseminating the virus to other organs by infected lymphocytes and monocytes.