or Aschoff nodule
any of the spindleshaped nodules found in heart tissue and associated with the myocarditis of rheumatic fever.
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Origin of Aschoff body
named after Ludwig Aschoff (died 1942), German pathologist
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A granulomatous inflammation characteristic of acute rheumatic carditis, consisting of fibrinoid changes in connective tissue and lymphocytes.
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