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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY

Image Number 56 - Lung, asbestosis, ferruginous bodies

Notice the two examples of ferruginous bodies in this field. The fiber is surrounded by the "beads" of glycoprotein/hemosiderin. Prussian Blue is the preferred stain for detecting hemosiderin deposits in tissues. The crocidolite form of asbestos fiber is the type most often associated with asbestosis.

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