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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-105

Diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis by fine needle aspiration cytology: Report of three cases


1 Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir (India), India
2 Postgraduate student, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir (India), India

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Mansoor Ahmed Laharwal
PO Box No. 1019, GPO, Srinagar J & K 190 001
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis is an endemic parasitic disease, the diagnosis of which is important for it's successful management. Three cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis diagnosed by Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) are reported. The initial cutaneous lesions were painless, erythematous nodules on face, chin and tip of nose respectively. The pathognomic cytopathological picture consisted of lymphocytes, plasma cells and epitheloid granulomas intermingled with histiocytes. Numerous Leishmania organisms were observed within the histiocytes and extracellularly. These cases emphasize the utility of FNAC in diagnosing cutaneous leishmaniasis.


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