Medical Dictionary

Schuffner's dots

noun pl Schuff·ner's dots \ˈshf-nərz-\

Medical Definition of SCHUFFNER'S DOTS

:  punctate granulations present in red blood cells invaded by the tertian malaria parasite—compare maurer's dots

Biographical Note for SCHUFFNER'S DOTS

Schüff·ner \ˈshuef-nər\ , Wilhelm August Paul (1867–1949), German pathologist. In 1904 Schüffner described small round granules appearing in the red blood cells of malarial patients; they are now known as Schuffner's dots.


July 06, 2015
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