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Fine needle aspiration cytology versus histopathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pakistan

, : Fine needle aspiration cytology versus histopathology in the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pakistan. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan 15(2): 71-73

Objective: To compare fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) with histopathology as an alternate method of diagnosing cutaneous leishmaniasis. Design: Comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted from August 2003 to April 2004 at Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Materials and Methods: Forty patients were included in this study. They were referred from various areas of North-West Frontier Province. FNAC and skin biopsy was performed on every patient.


PMID: 15730828

DOI: 02.2005/JCPSP.7173

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