Role of cytology in evaluation of infectious lesions of skin: A Cyto- histopathological correlation.

  • Pooja Chauhan INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
  • Neelam Gupta INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
  • Kavita Mardi INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
  • Sandhya Chauhan INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
  • Shivani Sood INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
  • Anita Negi INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
Keywords: cytology, infectious lesion, skin

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and diagnostic accuracy of various cytological techniques in evaluation of infectious lesions of skin.

Materials and methods: Fine needle aspiration and slit skin of lesions with clinical suspicion of infectious lesions of skin were done. Giemsa stainining of cytology smears. Biopsy of lesions where possible. 

Result: 34 patients (indoor/outdoor) with clinical diagnosis of infectious skin lesions were subjected to cytological examination and biopsy was done in 32 of these cases. Aspiration was inadequate in 8 cases.

Conclusion: Cytological examination is a very simple and useful modality, requires minimum equipments and can be performed in outpatient clinic. The procedure is safe, free from complications and is well tolerated by patients.

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Author Biographies

Pooja Chauhan, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
Senior resident , department of Pathology
Neelam Gupta, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
Professor department of pathology
Kavita Mardi, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
Associate professor department of pathology
Sandhya Chauhan, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
junior resident department of dermatology
Shivani Sood, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
senior resident department of pathology
Anita Negi, INDIRA GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE,SHIMLA,H.P.
senior resident department of pathology
Published
2017-12-30
Section
Original Research Articles