Langhans giant cell

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In medicine and pathology, Langhans giant cells are a type of giant cells which are "multinucleated cells (fused macrophages) seen in granulomatous inflammations such as tuberculosis, syphilis, sarcoidosis, and deep fungal infections. They resemble foreign-body giant cells but Langhans giant cells contain less chromatin and their nuclei are arranged peripherally in a horseshoe-shaped pattern. Langhans giant cells occur frequently in delayed hypersensitivity."[1]

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  1. Anonymous (2015), Langhans giant cells (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.