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Sarcoidosis Lymphadenopathy : Asteroid Body

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Asteroid bodies may be seen in the cytoplasm of epithelioid or giant cells in sarcoidosis as eosinophilic, stellate or spider-like inclusions. The radiating filamentous arms contain complex lipoproteins, calcium, phosphorus, silicon, and aluminum. Image courtesy of : Ed Uthman, MD, Houston, Texas. Used with permission.

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