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Non-necrotizing and necrotizing granulomas
Hardin MD , 2001Granulomas of this type are characterstic of sarcoidosis, beryllium disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug reactions, tuberculoid leprosy.
However, non-necrotizing granulomas may occur along with necrotizing granulomas in infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (Fig.
Granulomas of this type are characterstic of infectious diseases such as and fungal infections as well as , Wegener's granulomatosis, and others.
The use of the terms "caseating" and "non-caseating" to describe the microscopic appearance of granulomas, although prevalent, is inappropriate since the term "caseous" applies only to the grossly visible cheese-like appearance that may be associated with necrotizing granulomas, necrotic neoplasms and other types of necrotic lesions.