Pitfalls in the cytological classification of borderline leprosy in the Ridley‐Jopling scale

  title={Pitfalls in the cytological classification of borderline leprosy in the Ridley‐Jopling scale},
  author={Navjeevan Singh and Varsha Manucha and Sambit Nath Bhattacharya and Vinod K. Arora and Arati Bhatia},
  journal={Diagnostic Cytopathology},
This is a blinded, retrospective, correlative study of classification of leprosy by cytomorphology, clinical examination, and bacterial density. One hundred consecutive adequate aspirates from skin lesions of leprosy were studied. The Ridley‐Jopling (R‐J) five‐group classification system was used. May‐Gruenwald‐Giemsa (MGG) and Ziehl‐Neelsen (Z‐N) stains were employed. Complete clinical, cytological, and bacteriological concordance was found in 88 patients. One‐step mismatch in classification… 
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