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Synonyms for crystal

a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

a rock formed by the solidification of a substance

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

glassware made of quartz

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The persistence of symptoms, required taking a second sample where isolating the fungus and visualizing fungal structures in the direct examination and the histopathology permitted establishing the diagnosis ofnon-invasive fungal sinusitis since allergic mucin with Charcot-Leyden crystals were not observed, nor significant eosinophilia, or tissue or vascular invasion (4).
Direct examination of hemorrhagic stool showed numerous Charcot-Leyden crystals (CLCs) and 150-200 eggs/g feces of unembryonated hookworm ova (mean size 57.
The presence and diagnostic relevance of Charcot-Leyden crystals (CLCs) in eosinophilic cystitis (EC) was reported in detail recently.
Charcot-Leyden crystals consist of a 13 000-molecular weight acidic protein whose amino acid composition distinguished it from the 9300-molecular weight major basic protein, the principal constituent of eosinophil large granules; this protein is identical to lysophospholipase (3) and is stained by basic fuchsin in the Ziehl-Neelsen method.
5) They described this a s allergic mucin, which consisted of degenerating eosinophils, desquamated respiratory epithelial cells, and Charcot-Leyden crystals.
The minor criteria include asthma, unilateral predominance, radiographic bone erosion, fungal culture, Charcot-Leyden crystals, and serum eosinophilia.
New observations include Charcot-Leyden crystals (Figure 4) and association with celiac disease, lupus anticoagulant, and new viral and bacterial infectious agents.
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.
These cases demonstrated the ultrastructural features of Charcot-Leyden crystals.
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