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Basic Neuropathology 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Monday, November 26 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, November 26 2007.

What are Creutzfeldt cells?

 
        A) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with infarction
 
        B) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
 
        C) A form of reactive astrocyte associated with JC virus infection
 
        D) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with inflammation
 
        E) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with hyperammonemia
 

 


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A) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with infarction

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Creutzfeldt cells are a form of reactive astrocytes that are seen in active inflammatory diseases, such as demyelinating diseases.  They have plentiful cytoplasm, and "granular mitoses."  (See References)

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B) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease

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Creutzfeldt cells are a form of reactive astrocytes that are seen in active inflammatory diseases.

They are not associated with prion diseases.

  (See References)

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C) A form of reactive astrocyte associated with JC virus infection

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Creutzfeldt cells are a form of reactive astrocytes that are seen in active inflammatory diseases.

They are not associated with the JC virus nor with PML.

  (See References)

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D) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with inflammation

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Creutzfeldt cells are a form of reactive astrocytes that are seen in active inflammatory diseases, such as demyelinating diseases.  They have plentiful cytoplasm, and "granular mitoses."  (See References)

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E) A form of reactive astrocytes associated with hyperammonemia

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Creutzfeldt cells are a form of reactive astrocytes that are seen in active inflammatory diseases.

Alzheimer type II cells are associated wtih hyperammonemia.

  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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Basic Neuropathology 01
Question ID: 112607076
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 11/26/2007
Modified: 11/26/2007
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