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Birbeck Granules are rod shaped cytoplasmic bodies that have a striated appearance and therefore they are sometimes described as Tennis-Racket.
They are found in Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (previously known as Histiocytosis X).

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Aren't they also found in syphilis? I think I read that somewhere
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Aren't they also found in syphilis? I think I read that somewhere
Yes, you are right. Langerhans cells with their characteristic Birbeck granules can sometimes be seen in granulomatous syphilis.

Ref: http://www.springerlink.com/content/3l85372841m8774q/
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Yes, you are right. Langerhans cells with their characteristic Birbeck granules can sometimes be seen in granulomatous syphilis.

Ref: http://www.springerlink.com/content/3l85372841m8774q/
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