Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Lymph nodes-infectious / parasitic disorders

Topic Completed: 1 June 2013

Revised: 4 January 2019, last major update June 2013

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PubMed Search: Leprosy [title] lymph nodes

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  • 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
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