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charcot-leyden crystals

charcot-leyden crystals in Medicine

Charcot-Leyden crystals Charcot-Ley·den crystals (-līd'n)
Crystals in the shape of elongated double pyramids, formed from eosinophils, found in the sputum in bronchial asthma and in the feces in some intestinal infections.

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  • Most characteristic is the presence of Curschmann's spirals, charcot-leyden crystals, and eosinophilic leukocytes.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • charcot-leyden crystals (Fig. 6) are not infrequently encountered, and strongly suggest the presence of intestinal parasites.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

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