Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2018, last major update October 2012

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Definition / general
  • Abscess containing brightly eosinophilic, pseudomycotic structures composed of necrotic debris and immunoglobulin in starburst pattern
  • In U.S., usually due to Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa; in tropics, due to schistosomiasis, microfilariae, various fungi
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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A / B: abscesses with brightly eosinophilic crystalline structures in starburst pattern; C: gram stain and D: modified acid fast stain show gram positive, partially acid fast filamentous organisms, consistent with Nocardia