Cytomorphology of leprosy across the Ridley-Jopling spectrum.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible role of cytology in classifying leprosy lesions on the Ridley-Jopling scale. STUDY DESIGN A double-blind, prospective study comparing cytologic assessment of 30 clinically diagnosed cases of leprosy with their histopathology. May-Grünwald-Giemsa and Ziehl-Neelsen stain were done on slit skin smears and fine needle… (More)