2012, p 1391

Ferruginous Bodies

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Are asbestos fibers that, in respiratory tract tissues, have become coated with iron-rich material derived from ferritin/hemosiderin. The bodies typically are associated with macrophage clusters. Over time, catalytic iron is released from the ferritin coat, possibly by action of macrophage hydrogen peroxide.