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Necrotizing granuloma

Definition

A granuloma is a small clump of cells that forms when the immune system tries to fight off a harmful substance but cannot remove it from the body.

A necrotizing granuloma is an area of inflammation in which tissue has died. Necrotizing means dying or decaying. See: Necrotic

Tuberculosis and Wegener's granulomatosis are conditions that cause necrotizing granulomas.

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Granuloma

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