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Charcot Leyden crystals consist of? (AIIMS May 2009)



A Casts of airways
B Granules of eosinophils

C Metaplastic cells
D All of the above

Ans. B

Granules of eosinophils

The microscopically identifiable features described in sputum are three ‘C’s

1). Charcot Leyden crystals : Derived from granules of eosinophils and found only in Asthma

2). Curshmann spirals : Curiously twisted casts of airways: Whorls of shed epithelium

3). Creola bodies : Clumps of cells or isolated metaplastic cells

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