Infectious / inflammatory disorders
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Revised: 11 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- Abscess containing brightly eosinophilic, pseudomycotic structures composed of necrotic debris and immunoglobulin in starburst pattern
- In US, usually due to Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa; in tropics, due to schistosomiasis, microfilariae, various fungi
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|
End of Spleen > Infectious / inflammatory disorders > Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon
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