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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Fine-needle aspiration cytology of leishmanial lymphadenitis in an HIV-reactive patient: Report of a rare case


Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Subrata Pal
Kalpataru Apartment, Sahid Colony, BT Road, PS-Khardaha, North 24 Pargana, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_61_16

PMID: 29930909

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Lymphatic leishmaniasis is a rare parasitic disease even in endemic region. It is usually associated with visceral and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is being increasingly recognized in association with immunodeficient patients (HIV/AIDS). However, leishmanial lymphadenitis has been rarely diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of epitrochlear lymph node in an HIV patient. Cytological features of leishmanial lymphadenitis in an HIV-reactive patient have been rarely addressed in previous literature. We present the FNAC of a case of leishmanial lymphadenitis in epitrochlear lymph node in the case of an HIV-reactive patient with visceral leishmaniasis.


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