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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-79

Significance of Charcot Leyden crystals in hepatic aspirates


1 Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Vatsala Misra
Department of Pathology, M.L.N. Medical College, Allahabad - 211 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.55227

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Charcot Leyden crystals are hexagonal bipyramidal structures localised in the primary granules of the cytoplasm of eosinophils and basophils. Their presence, along with eosinophilic infiltrate, is an indirect evidence of parasitic infestation particularly with Toxocara, Capilliriasis, Ascariasis, or Fasciola. We report here two cases where Charcot Leyden crystals with eosinophilic infiltrate were found in the smears prepared from hepatic abscess.


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