Lepromatous lymphadenitis masquerading as lymphoma.

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Majura Gate, Surat-395001, Gujarat, India.
Leprosy review (Impact Factor: 0.67). 04/2005; 76(1):87-90.
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ABSTRACT A 70-year-old male presented with multiple lymphadenopathy and a strong clinical suspicion of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cervical and axillary nodes were excised and were sent for histopathological evaluation, which revealed aggregates of lepra cells loaded with lepra bacilli. Clinicians practising in leprosy endemic areas should keep lepromatous lymphadenitis in mind while investigating patients with lymphadenopathy.

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