Role of FNAC For Cytological Evaluation of Peripheral Palpable Lesions in People Living with HIV/AIDS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2347-2351
AbstractIntroduction: AIDS, the acquired immuno deficiency syndrome (sometimes called “Slim disease”) is a fatal illness caused by a retro-virus known asthe Human Immuno- deficiency Virus (HIV) which breaks down the body’s immune system, leaving the victim vulnerable to a host of life-threatening opportunistic infections, neurological disorders or unusual malignancies.
Aim: To evaluate the role of FNAC as a cytological investigative tool in the diagnosis of various superficial and palpable lesions in people leaving with HIV/AIDS.
Methods: This was a randomized and double-blind study conducted on 57 patients suffering for HIV/AIDS who presented with superficial and palpable lesions and subjected to fine needle aspiration using 22 or 23 gauge needle with all aseptic universal precautions to the Dept. of Pathology, Govt. Medical College Kota (Rajasthan) and associated group of hospitals between August 2015 to January 2018.
Results: Male to female ratio was 3.3:1. Cervical and Axillary group of lymph nodes were the predominant peripheral palpable lesions accounting for 59.66% cases. Commonest cytodiagnosis were Tubercular lymphadenitis in 43.86% cases followed by Reactive lymphadenitis in 21.05% cases.
Conclusion: FNAC is a reliable, safe and cost effective for the diagnosis of peripheral palpable lesions in HIV infectedindividuals.
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