macrophage

Foamy histiocytes

What are foamy histiocytes? Histiocytes are a type of immune cell. Histiocytes help the body heal after an injury or infection by removing dead cells, blood, micro-organisms (such as bacteria and fungus), and foreign material from the body. Pathologists use the phrase foamy histiocyte to describe a histiocyte that is full of ‘waste’ removed form …
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