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Fine-needle aspiration cytology of lepromatous leprosy.

Abstract

A prospective study correlating cytopathology with clinical morphology and histopathology in 22 patients with lepromatous leprosy was performed. Aspirates were taken from skin lesions in all patients. Lymph node aspirates were also performed in four patients with lymphadenopathy. Fine-needle aspirates yielded sufficient cellular material with excellent preservation of morphological detail. Diagnosis and correlation with bacillary index, clinical and histopathological findings was possible in all patients. In addition, the two patterns, partial and diffuse, of lymph node involvement could be recognized. Fine-needle aspiration cytology is a simple method for the laboratory assessment of leprosy.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Singh N
Bhatia A
Arora V K
Bhattacharya S N
Year of Publication
1998
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
69
Issue
2
Number of Pages
145-50
Date Published
1998 Jun
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0305-7518
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
DOI
10.5935/0305-7518.19980015
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng

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