100 patients of lymphadenopathy with human immunodeficiency virus infection were studied by fine needle aspiration cytology of the affected smears. Smears collected were stained by different staining techniques like Papanicolaou taining, Haematoxylin and eosin (H& E) staining, giemsa staining and AFB as well as PAS staining. The maximum number of cases was reported in the age group of 21 to 30 years. Majority of the patients were males. The maximum number of cases had reactive lymphadenitis (52%), followed by tuberculosis (45%) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (2%) and dermatopathic lymphadenitis (1%). FNAC is an important diagnostic tool in the evaluation of lymphadenopathy in HIV-positive patients.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kaushal R Bhojani and Dr. GA Dhruva. Cytology of HIV Lymphedenopathy- A study of 100 cases. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2019; 2(1): 296-298. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i1e.42