Cytodiagnosis of primary neuritic leprosy.

  title={Cytodiagnosis of primary neuritic leprosy.},
  author={Elizabeth Jayaseelan and Shameem Shariff and Pritilata Rout},
  journal={International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association},
  volume={67 4},
The diagnosis of primary neuritic leprosy (PNL) and its differentiation from other causes of peripheral neuropathy is difficult since acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smears and skin biopsy are negative from anesthetic areas. A biopsy of the involved nerve is the only conclusive method of diagnosis. Such a biopsy may not necessarily be free of complications when a large nerve is involved. However, fine needle aspiration has in this study proved to be a simple technique to demonstrate inflammation… CONTINUE READING