A cellular structure that arises as a consequence of a chronic inflammatory response in an attempt to enclose foreign substances. Granulomas consist mainly of macrophages but also contain lymphocytes and granulocytes

« Back to Glossary Index
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University