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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 No.1 March 2010. -

A 61-year-old woman presented with an isolated, painless, slightly enlarged right laterocervical lymph node without any other signs and symptoms of disease. Laboratory test including hematological and biochemical parameters were normal. A cervical ultrasonography demonstrated one lymph node 10 mm on the right laterocervical side and one small reactive lymph node on the left laterocervical side. The fine needle aspiration FNA smears revealed a polymorphic population of cells composed of lymphocytes, histiocytes, epitheloid cells, plasma cell, tingible body macrophages and macrophages infiltrated with Leishmania amastigotes. Treatment was initiated with Stiboglukonat Na Pentostam and led to a full recovery.

visceral leishmaniasis; leishmaniasis infantum; kala azar; localized lymphadenopathy; fine needle aspiration



Autor: Renata Beljan - ; Institute of Pathology, Forensic Medicine and Cytology, University Hospital Center Split, Split, Croatia Dinka

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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