Langerhans cell

Dr Henry Knipe and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Langerhans cells are dendritic cells of monocyte-macrophage lineage, containing large granules called Birbeck granules. They are normally found in epithelial surfaces, lymph nodes and other organs, and can also be found elsewhere, particularly in association with Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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rID: 9169
Section: Pathology
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Langerhans cells

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  • Figure 1: Langerhans cells in skin
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