Asthma, light micrograph

Asthma, light micrograph

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Caption: Asthma. Light micrograph of a sputum smear from an asthmatic patient showing a Curschmann spiral (purple filament). Curschmann spirals are twisted masses of mucus, formed in the lower airways when there is chronic airway obstruction. Magnification: x800 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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