Leishmania lymphadenitis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Journal Article

A case of Leishmania lymphadenitis which presented clinically as an isolated left laterocervical lymph node is described. Diagnosis was made by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), as in other cases previously reported. The material obtained yielded abundant histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells, and epithelioid microgranulomas with Leishman-Donovan pathognomic bodies in the cytoplasm of cells, together with free forms of the parasite. This paper comments on the main differential diagnoses to be considered in our region when faced with granulomatous adenitis and the role of FNAB in the identification of this parasite in endemic areas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tallada, N; Raventos, A; Martinez, S; Compano, C; Almirante, B

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 673 - 676

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-1039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/dc.2840090614