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15 Possible Causes for Charcot-Leyden Crystals in Stool

  • Hookworm Infection

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  • Amebic Hepatitis

    Fecal findings suggestive of amebic colitis include a positive test for heme, a paucity of neutrophils, and the presence of Charcot-Leyden crystal protein.[emedicine.medscape.com] The stool examination is still of value if the serologic and antigen identification tests are not available.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Acute Amebic Dysentery

    Leyden Crystals *Charcot-Leyden crystals are are hexagonal bipyramidal structures, formed from the breakdown of eosinophils and may be seen in the stool or sputum of patients[microbeonline.com] , nonmotile ( Shigella is non motile bacteria) Culture Growth on MacConkey Agar Various intestinal flora may grow Pure growth of Shigella spp. may be seen Further notes: Charcot[microbeonline.com]

  • Isosporiasis

    The stool also contains fat and Charcot-Leyden crystals, but no polymorphonuclear leukocytes.[symptoma.com] Hematic eosinophilia and the detection of Charcot-Leyden* crystals in feces have often been noted but are not invariable features of an Isospora belli infection .[atlas-protozoa.com] *Charcot-Leyden crystals They consist of lysophospholipase (M.W. 17400), an enzyme synthesized by eosinophils, and are produced from the breakdown of these cells.[atlas-protozoa.com]

  • Amebiasis

    Charcot Leyden crystals in stool examination supports the Diagnosis , Cysts have smooth and thin cell wall and contain round, retractile chromotoid bars Glycogen mass is not[de.slideshare.net] Though neutrophils and Charcot-Leyden crystals can be found, haematophagous trophozoites are diagnostic.[webhealthcentre.com] Stool analysis in the acute state commonly shows presence of Charcot-Leyden crystals and blood, absence of leukocytes in feces [ 33 ].[tsijournals.com]

  • Isospora Belli

    Hematic eosinophilia and the detection of Charcot-Leyden* crystals in feces have often been noted but are not invariable features of an Isospora belli infection.[atlas-protozoa.com] Leukocytes (21.4%), Charcot-Leyden crystals (7.0%) and mucus (12.9%) were also reported among the 201 Cryptosporidium infections (data not shown).[omicsonline.org] *Charcot-Leyden crystals They consist of lysophospholipase (M.W. 17400), an enzyme synthesized by eosinophils, and are produced from the breakdown of these cells.[atlas-protozoa.com]

  • Amoebiasis due to Entamoeba histolytica

    . • Charcot-Leyden crystals-diamond shaped clear refractile crystals. 4.  Actively motile trophozoites in fresh stools.  Presence of ingested RBCs  Nucleus not visible.[slideshare.net] Stool analysis in the acute state commonly shows presence of Charcot-Leyden crystals and blood, absence of leukocytes in feces [ 33 ].[tsijournals.com] General microscopic examination : Presence of charcot-Leyden crystals. Scanty cellular exudates, and consists of only the nuclear masses (“pyknotic bodies).[microbeonline.com]

  • Cyclosporiasis

    Charcot-Leyden crystals may be observed in the stool sample as well.[symptoma.com]

  • Trichuriasis

    CharcotLeyden crystals are present in the stool in patients with dysentery, a peripheral eosinophilia on the differential smear is not always seen and the degree of eosinophilia[med-chem.com]

  • Tropical Eosinophilia

    Charcot-Leyden Crystal. A breakdown of eosinophil cells may be found in stool or sputum. Photo courtesy of Bobbi Pritt, M.D. What is eosinophilia and what does it mean?[refugeehealthta.org]

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