Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--27

Cytodiagnosis of coexistent cryptococcal and mycobacterial lymphadenitis in a case of AIDS


Arti R Anvikar, Alka V Gosavi, Medha P Kulkarni, DN Lanjewar 
 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Arti R Anvikar
56, Rama Udyan - Phase 3, Miraj - 416 410, Maharashtra
India

Multiple infections are a common feature of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), but coexistent infections at the same site are rare. In this report, we describe a 35-year-old human immunodeficiency virus infected male with coexistent cryptococcal and mycobacterial lymphadenitis. He presented with generalised lymphadenopathy. Fine needle aspiration cytology of enlarged cervical lymph node, aided by special stains, revealed coexistent cryptococcal and mycobacterial infection. Coexistent infections pose diagnostic problems in AIDS patients and are likely to be missed. Special stains are valuable for accurate diagnosis of coexistent infections.


How to cite this article:
Anvikar AR, Gosavi AV, Kulkarni MP, Lanjewar D N. Cytodiagnosis of coexistent cryptococcal and mycobacterial lymphadenitis in a case of AIDS.J Cytol 2011;28:25-27


How to cite this URL:
Anvikar AR, Gosavi AV, Kulkarni MP, Lanjewar D N. Cytodiagnosis of coexistent cryptococcal and mycobacterial lymphadenitis in a case of AIDS. J Cytol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Apr 10 ];28:25-27
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