Immunoreactive keratin with foreign body reaction in anencephaly

Dennis W Dickson, P. E. Neumann, D. S. Horoupian

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Keratinous material, in the form of epithelial squames often with foreign body reaction and dense gliosis, was demonstrated in all of ten cases of anencephaly by a sensitive and specific immunohistochemical stain. In some cases keratin was not recognized on routine histological stains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Anencephaly
  • Foreign body inflammation
  • Immunoreactive keratinin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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