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Hecht's pneumonia (Victor Hecht)

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A rare complication of measles that manifests with a chronic or subacute form of interstitial pneumonia occurring in infants and young children. The characteristic postmortem finding is multinucleated giant cell inclusion bodies in the alveoli.


  • V. Hecht:
    Die Riesenzellpneumonie im Kindesalter. Eine histologisch-experimentelle Studie.
    Beitr├Ąge zur pathologischen Anatomie und zur allgemeinen Pathologie, Jena, 1910, 48: 263-310.

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