Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ED36 - ED37

Cytological Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous Aspergillosis Masquerading as Lipoma in a Known Case of Lepromatous Leprosy ED36-ED37

Savitri M. Nerune, Swati Arora, Mayank Kumar

Dr. Savitri M. Nerune,
B.L.D.E. University’s Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapur-586103, Karnataka, India.

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare disease, caused by organisms like Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a simple and well established tool for the diagnosis of mycotic infections. We report a case of forearm swelling that presented clinically as lipoma in a known case of lepromatous leprosy. It was diagnosed as primary cutaneous aspergillosis on FNAC, which was subsequently confirmed on culture. Cutaneous aspergillosis co-existing with leprosy has rarely been reported in the literature and early diagnosis of aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients is mandatory.