Munro microabscess L02.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Kopytowski, 1895; Munro 1898

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Pathognomonically significant, abscess-like accumulations of neutrophil leukocytes within parakeratotic corneal layer areas at the border to the stratum spinosum in psoriasis vulgaris. See also microabscesses.

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The appearance of neutrophilic granulocytes was first published in Polish in 1895 by the Polish Kopytowski (1900 in a French journal) and only 3 years later by William J. Munro.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020