Charcot-Leyden crystals: Pathology and diagnostic utility

June 30, 2004
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Abstract. Eosinophilia is associated with several diseases of the upper respiratory tract. The predominance of eosinophils in nasal tissue, secretions, and lavage fluid has been used as an aid in the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Charcot-Leyden crystals, considered to be a morphologic hallmark of eosinophil-related disease, are often also found in inflamed nasal tissue and paranasal sinus contents of patients with allergic rhinitis.

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