Fine needle aspiration cytology findings in cases diagnosed as oropharyngeal tularemia lymphadenitis


DOĞAN GÜN B., BAHADIR B., Celebi G., Numanoglu G., ÖZDAMAR Ş. O. , MOCAN KUZEY G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, cilt.23, sa.1, ss.38-42, 2007 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.38-42

Özet

Francisella tularensis is a gram-negative coccobacilus that causes zoonotic disease tularemia. Histopathological examination of lymph node biopsy in tularemia reveals suppurative granulomatous inflammation potentially associated caseous necrosis. Diagnosis is mainly made on the evidence of elevated agglutinating antibodies against F. Tularensis. In this study we aimed to evaluate the cytological features of ulceroglandular tularemia cases and to demonstrate the role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of tularemia.