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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology

Utility of Fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of Histoplasmosis- A study of four cases

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Author Details : Pooja Agarwal, Rajni Bharti, Surbhi Dahiya*

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 342-345

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Histoplasmosis is a non – contagious systemic infection which is caused by a dimorphic fungal organism,
Histoplasma capsulatum. In India, West Bengal accounts for the maximum number of cases of
histoplasmosis followed by Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. 99%, are restricted to the lungs and are self limiting
infections. It mostly affects the immunocompromised patients but may affect the immunocompetent
individuals as well.We hereby report a series of 4 cases of Histoplasmosis both in immunocompetent and
immunocompromised patients on Fine needle aspiration cytology using May Grunwald Giemsa, Gomori
Methenamine Silver and Periodic Acid Schiff stains.Disseminated histoplasmosis,if not treated can be
fatal,therefore it is important to timely diagnose it and treat with adequate antifungal drugs. FNAC
of lesions along with special stains, can be a promising modality for establishing a rapid diagnosis of
histoplasmosis and thereby planning early treatment of the disease.

Keywords: Fungal stains, Histoplasmosis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jdpo.2019.070

How to cite : Agarwal P, Bharti R, Dahiya S, Utility of Fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of Histoplasmosis- A study of four cases. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2019;4(4):342-345

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