FNAC Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

  • Abhimanyu Jha Department of Pathology,Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dipendra Gurung Department of Dermatology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is rare in Nepal although visceral leishmaniasis and post-kalazar dermal leishmansis have frequently been reported. Diagnosis is often made in skin biopsy. Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of the disease is a rare event. This was a 33 year male presenting with ulcerated cutaneous nodule at anterior neck. Fine needle aspiration cytology showed granulomatous inflammation with numerous intracellular and extracellular amastigotes. Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of this condition is easy and less time consuming compared to skin biopsy. 

Keywords: anterior neck; cutaneous leishmaniasis; FNAC.

 

 

 

Published
2013-12-31
How to Cite
Jha, A., & Gurung, D. (2013). FNAC Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(192). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2439
Section
Case Reports