Tzanck test

examination of tissue from the floor of a vesicular or bullous lesion; the presence of multinucleated giant cells (Tzanck cells) is pathognomonic of chickenpox, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and pemphigus.

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  • Tzanck cell — a multinucleated giant cell, formed by the fusion of acantholytic keratinocytes, that occurs in the lesions of chickenpox, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and pemphigus vulgaris; such cells are seen in the Tzanck test …   Medical dictionary

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