Evaluation of the histopathological classifications of American cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.

@article{Bittencourt1991EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the histopathological classifications of American cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.},
  author={Achil{\'e}a L Bittencourt and Aldina Barral},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1991},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={
          51-6
        }
}
In order to evaluate the reliability of histopathological classifications of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis the authors compared the histopathological patterns of two biopsies taken simultaneously from the same patient, and classified the material according to Ridley et al. (1980), to Magalhães et al. (1986a), and to a more simplified classification with only three patterns. Distinct histopathological aspects were observed in different lesions or even in the same lesion. The authors… CONTINUE READING

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