Ghon focus


Ghon focus
the primary parenchymal lesion of primary pulmonary tuberculosis; when associated with a corresponding lymph node focus, it is known as the primary or Ghon complex. Called also Ghon primary lesion and Ghon tubercle.

Ghon focus (arrow) in pulmonary tuberculosis.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Ghon focus — A Ghon focus is a primary lesion caused by mycobacterium bacilli (tuberculosis) developed in the lung of a previously uninfected individual. It is named for Anton Ghon (1866 1936), an Austrian pathologist.It is a small area of granulomatous… …   Wikipedia

  • ghon focus — noun see ghon tubercle …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ghon's complex — Ghon s complex, sometimes called Ranke s complex is a lesion seen in the lung that is caused by tuberculosis. The two alternative names come from the scientists Karl Ernst Ranke, or Anton Ghon, respectively. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Ghon's focus — the lesion produced in the lung of a previously uninfected person by tubercle bacilli. It is a small focus of granulomatous inflammation, which may become visible on a chest X ray if it grows large enough or if it calcifies. A Ghon focus usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ghon's focus — the lesion produced in the lung of a previously uninfected person by tubercle bacilli. It is a small focus of granulomatous inflammation, which may become visible on a chest X ray if it grows large enough or if it calcifies. A Ghon focus usually… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ghon tubercle — ˈgän noun also ghon focus Usage: usually capitalized G Etymology: after Anton Ghon died 1936 Czechoslovakian pathologist : the primary tubercle occurring in the lung of a child as the initial lesion of tuberculous infection and appearing as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • focus — 1. (F) The point at which the light rays meet after passing through a convex lens. 2. The center, or the starting point, of a disease process. [L. a hearth] conjugate foci two points so related to a lens or …   Medical dictionary

  • Ghon complex focus (primary lesion tubercle) — (gon) [Anton Ghon, Austrian born pathologist in Czechoslovakia, 1866–1936] see primary complex, and see under focus …   Medical dictionary

  • Ghon complex — (gon) The initial focus of parenchymal infection in primary pulmonary tuberculosis …   Dictionary of microbiology


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