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pseudo-Gaucher cell

Friday 29 December 2006

Pseudo-Gaucher cells are histiocytes with cytoplasm containing needle-like inclusions, resembling Gaucher’s cells.

Etiology (exemples)

- chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
- thalassaemia (4328400)
- multiple myeloma (380339)
- acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
- Hodgkin lymphoma (3103422)
- non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- myelodysplasia and myelodysplastic syndromes (10711256)

- mycobacterioses(16189163)

See also

- foamy macrophages (foamy histiocytes)

  • splenic foamy macrophages


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