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Aschoff bodies

Pronunciation: ahsh′of

Definition: a form of granulomatous inflammation characteristically observed in acute rheumatic carditis; fully developed Aschoff bodies consist of fibrinoid change in connective tissue, lymphocytes, occasional plasma cells, and abnormal characteristic histiocytes.

Synonym(s): Aschoff nodules

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