Journal of Cytology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23--25

Cytological evaluation of leprosy and its comparison with histopathologys


Jain Ritu1, K Sharma Veena1, AK Agarwal2, D Bisht3, VK Sharma4, RP Sharma3, S Meena5 
1 Resident, Deptt. of Pathology and Microbiology, Deptt. of Dermatology and Venereology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut (U.P.), India
2 Professor, Deptt. of Pathology and Microbiology, Deptt. of Dermatology and Venereology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut (U.P.), India
3 Professor and Head, Deptt. of Pathology and Microbiology, Deptt. of Dermatology and Venereology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut (U.P.), India
4 Classified Specialist, Deptt. of Pathology and Microbiology, Deptt. of Dermatology and Venereology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut (U.P.), India
5 Ex-Resident, Deptt. of Pathology and Microbiology, Deptt. of Dermatology and Venereology, LLRM Medical College, Meerut (U.P.), India

Correspondence Address:
Jain Ritu
C/o Shri MC Sharma, 14, Chatanya Puran, Nauchandi Ground, Indira Gate, Meerut 250 002
India

This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of aspiration cytology in the diagnosis and classification of leprosy. A total of 130 suspected leprosy cases were evaluated for detailed cytological features. Histology was available in only 100 cases. Leprosy cases were classified according to Ridley - Jopling spectrum. On cyto-histological correlation in polar tuberculoid and polar lepromatous group 100% concordance was observed, whereas, it was 94.12% in borderline tuberculoid, 93.75% in borderline lepromatous and 50% in midborderline group. Overall diagnostic accuracy was 87.57%. Borderline group posed problem in sub classification, especially the midborderline.


How to cite this article:
Ritu J, Veena K S, Agarwal A K, Bisht D, Sharma V K, Sharma R P, Meena S. Cytological evaluation of leprosy and its comparison with histopathologys.J Cytol 2004;21:23-25


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Ritu J, Veena K S, Agarwal A K, Bisht D, Sharma V K, Sharma R P, Meena S. Cytological evaluation of leprosy and its comparison with histopathologys. J Cytol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2022 May 18 ];21:23-25
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