What is the significance of muciphages in colorectal biopsies?

  title={What is the significance of muciphages in colorectal biopsies?},
  author={N. Shepherd},
Muciphages (mucin‐containing macrophages), first described in 1966 by Azzopardi & Evans, are a common feature of biopsies of large intestinal mucosa, even in the absence of other abnormalities such as active inflammation or evidence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Should they be mentioned in diagnostic reports? Do muciphages reliably indicate previous mucosal disease, now quiescent? In the following articles, Salto‐Tellez & Price review what is known about muciphages and conclude that… Expand
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