Aschoff body


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Aschoff body

[′ä‚shȯf ‚bäd·ē]
(medicine)
The lesion of rheumatic fever found around blood vessels in the myocardium.
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65) Some of the macrophages in an Aschoff body may become multinucleated giant cells.
Delay in manifestations of ARF following infection and the presence of infiltrates of T-helper lymphocytes and macrophages in acute rheumatic valvulitis and B cells in Aschoff body suggest an important role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of this disease.