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Systemic Pathology Quiz Case 2

Diagnosis and case discussion:

Dr Sampurna Roy MD         

 

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1) The lymph node is showing an elongate central necrosis surrounded by histiocytes and fibroblasts.

The "stellate necrosis" contains some neutrophils.

2) The section of the skin showing a suppurative granulomatous dermatitis.

There is stellate abscess formation. The arrow is pointing to a giant cell.

Final confirmation of the diagnosis by Warthin-Starry Silver Stain which display the bacilli.

This is a case of Cat Scratch Disease and the bacillus responsible for the disease is Bartonella Henselae.

                             

 

For more information visit my post on the Pathology of Cat Scratch Disease

 

                                                                                                                                 

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Dr  Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)

 

                                                                                                          


 

 

 

 

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