Infectious mononucleosis

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Revised: 16 February 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Xanthogranulomatous appendix
Cite this page: Xanthogranulomatous inflammation. website. Accessed June 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Considered an unusual healing pattern of appendicitis
  • May represent chronic or prolonged inflammatory process
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Prominent histiocytes with clusters of xanthoma-type cells
Case reports
Differential diagnosis
  • Malakoplakia, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection, Whipple's disease, rarely Crohn’s disease