Image Question-22


What is the diagnosis?


Ferruginous body

What is the diagnosis from the given histopathological Image?


A. Aschoff bodies

B. Asteroid-Schaumann bodies

C. Ferruginous body

D. Gamna-Favre bodies



In shorts


Gamna-Favre bodies


– Basophilic inclusion bodies located in the cytoplasm of endothelial cells found in lymphogranuloma venereum which is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.


Schaumann or Conchoid bodies


Asteroid-Schaumann bodies –

  • Star-like, spider shaped
  • cytoplasmic inclusions found in giant cells.
  • occur in granulomatous diseases such as sarcoidosis,

Not specific – also seen in –

tuberculosis, leprosy, fungal infections and foreign body reactions.

Also known as Schaumann or Conchoid bodies


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