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Related to Birbeck granules: ferruginous bodies, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Merkel cells
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a tiny grain

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S-100, CD 68 and CD-1a stains were positive and Birbeck granules were seen on electron microscopy (EM), confirming the diagnosis.
The hallmark of Langerhans cells is the ultrastructural presence of cytoplasmic Birbeck granules, which are rod- or tennis-racket-shaped structures (figure, D).
6) Birbeck granules are the characteristic ultrastructural findings in LCs.
15) The sighting of Birbeck granules (also known as HX bodies) in the cytoplasm of Langerhans' cell histiocytes on electron microscopy is pathognomonic.