Schaumann bodies

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Schaumann body in sarcoidosis. H&E stain. (WC/Yale Rosen)

In pathology, Schaumann bodies are calcium and protein inclusions inside of Langhans giant cells as part of a granuloma.

They are named after Swedish dermatologist/pathologist Jörgen Nilsen Schaumann (1879-1953).

Pathology with Schaumann bodies


See also


  1. Lorenzi, L.; Bisoffi, Z.; Bortesi, L.; Zamboni, G.; Liut, F.; Villanacci, V. (Aug 2012). "Schaumann bodies in Crohn's disease: a case report and review of the literature.". J Crohns Colitis 6 (7): 800-3. doi:10.1016/j.crohns.2012.03.009. PMID 22503169.