Fine needle aspiration cytology in reactional and non-reactional leprosy.

@article{Nigam2007FineNA,
  title={Fine needle aspiration cytology in reactional and non-reactional leprosy.},
  author={Pramod Kumar Nigam and Prashant Kumar and Nishita Pathak and Simpy Mittal},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={247-9}
}
BACKGROUND Histopathological evaluation of skin lesions is not feasible in many leprosy endemic areas. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a simpler tool compared to histopathology for the evaluation of the cytomorphology of skin lesions. AIMS To study the cytomorphology of leprosy lesions in fine needle aspirates and correlate it with the histopathology. METHODS Seventy leprosy patients diagnosed and classified according to Ridley Jopling scale were included. Fine needle aspirates… CONTINUE READING