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Nodular Lepromatous Leprosy: Report of a Case Diagnosed by FNA

Nodular Lepromatous Leprosy: Report of a Case Diagnosed by FNA

Diagnostic Cytopathology 11(4): 373-375

Lepromatous leprosy can present with skin nodules which can be misdiagnosed as soft tissue tumors or infected cysts. FNA can be diagnostic if unstained, refractile, intracellular mycobacteria are recognized on Romanowsky stained smears. Fite stain for Mycobacterium leprae confirms the diagnosis. Awareness of the differential diagnosis of skin nodules yielding foamy histiocytes on FNA, briefly discussed, should help avoid error.

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DOI: 10.1002/dc.2840110412

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