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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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