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Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by dracomalfoy, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. dracomalfoy

    dracomalfoy Famous Member

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    What's your diagnosis of this case?
    Hint : It's a section of Lymph Node from an AIDS patient.




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    Perhaps Chlamydia
     

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    Yea mycorbacterium avium makes a lot more sense
     

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    Mycobacterium in lymph node...A.I.D.S
     

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    Acid fast bacilli within histiocytes - in a lymph node from AIDS patient; tuberculous or non-tuberculous mycobacteria (MAC).
     

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    Mycobacterium
     

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    this is a Ziehl-Neelsen stain, there are Langhans' cells and the patient has AIDS--> I agree with the "mycobacteria-hypothesis", most probably MAC (opportunistic pathogens)
     

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    Answer : Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare Complex.
    Acid Fast Bacilli are seen within Histiocytes ( Ziehl Neelsen Stain is used ).

     

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