Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 July 2018, last major update June 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Leprosy [title] lymph nodes

Cite this page: DePond, W. D. Leprosy. website. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
  • PCR, immunofluorescence
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lepromatous leprosy exhibits large, pale, round histiocytes without granulomas and with no / rare necrosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Well developed germinal centers
with lymphocytic cuff, paracortex
is almost devoid of lymphocytes

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Foamy histiocytes
contain M. leprae

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis