Role of Histopathology in the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Case–Control Study in Sri Lanka

In conclusion, in the presence of clinical suspicion, dermal granulomata in ill-formed coalescent morphology with high plasma cell density in a diffuse arrangement are positive factors for the diagnosis of CL, especially when the discernible Leishmania amastigotes are absent. Resource utilization such as polymerase chain reaction and other ancillary techniques during the diagnosis of CL can be minimized by using a range of histopathological features and special attention should be focused on this in the future.
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This was the first molecular study of dog leishmaniasis from Saudi Arabia of dogs confirmed to have cutaneous leishmaniasis. Further epidemiological and molecular investigations of domestic and wild canine infections with L. major, L. tropica and L. infantum in endemic and nonendemic areas of Saudi Arabia are required, for leishmaniasis control. PMID: 31543911 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Iran J Parasitol Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results confirmed a positive association between CIC levels, their molecular size and disease progression that suggests a potential use of CIC as biomarkers of CanL.
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Ana Vitória Verde Oliveira Rocha, Brenda Fernanda Sodré Moreno, Aline Diniz Cabral, Nayara Mendes Louzeiro, Leandro Macedo Miranda, Vivian Magalhães Brandão dos Santos, Francisco Borges Costa, Rita de Maria Seabra Nogueira, Arlei Marcili, Márcia Aparecida Sperança, Andréa Pereira da CostaAbstractVisceral leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania infantum for which dogs are the main reservoir. In South America, presence of this disease is expanding along with increasing d...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
The ulcerated papules of cutaneous leishmaniasis represent an unusual form of granulomatous dermatitis caused by Leishmania species, a protozoan transmitted by sandfly bites. As the disease is not native to North America, clinical suspicion is partially based on a compatible travel history and may result in a biopsy. The key role of standard morphology is the identification of Leishmania organisms, supplemented by Giemsa and/or CD1a immunostaining. Histologically, the organism may be confused with Histoplasma species, which is resolved by staining with methenamine silver or PAS. Four cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis are pr...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: Leishmania did not seem to play a role in the pathogenesis of feline ulcerative dermatitis of the head and neck in the subjects studied, despite a lifestyle potentially associated with infection. Histiocytic infiltration of tissue is not a specific marker for Leishmania infection in this population. PMID: 29575359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Veterinary Dermatology - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Vet Dermatol Source Type: research
AbstractCutaneous granulomatosis is a heterogeneous group of diseases, characterized by a skin inflammatory reaction triggered by a wide variety of stimuli, including infections, foreign bodies, malignancy, metabolites, and chemicals. From a pathogenic point of view, they are divided into non-infectious and infectious granulomas. Pathophysiological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Non-infectious granulomatous skin diseases include granuloma annulare, necrobiosis lipoidica, rheumatic nodules, foreign body granulomas, cutaneous sarcoidosis, and interstitial granulomatous dermatitis. Necrobiosis lipoidica is more frequ...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2018 Source:Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 158 Author(s): L. Ordeix, J.E. dos S. Silva, J. Llull, P. Quirola, S. Montserrat-Sangrà, P. Orellana-Martínez, L. Solano-Gallego The leishmanin skin test (LST), a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction to Leishmania infantum, can specifically identify dogs that have made a cell-mediated immune response to L. infantum infection. The Ibizan hound appears to be more resistant to L. infantum infection than other breeds of dog. The aim of this study was to describe the histological and immunohistochemical changes induced by the L...
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn L. infantum endemic areas, a high percentage of GLUO are due to Leishmania infection. The main consequences are delayed diagnosis and underestimation of the real incidence. PCR performed on paraffin‐embedded tissue proved to be a reliable tool for diagnosis of CL/ML and must be performed routinely in any granulomatous dermatitis, even when the morphological features are no stereotypical of leishmaniasis.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn L. infantum endemic areas, a high percentage of GLUO are due to Leishmania infection. The main consequences are delayed diagnosis and underestimation of the real incidence. PCR performed on paraffin‐embedded tissue proved to be a reliable tool for diagnosis of CL/ML and must be performed routinely in any granulomatous dermatitis, even when the morphological features are no stereotypical of leishmaniasis.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This study reveals disparate results in terms of dog exposure to fleas and ticks in the studied communities, which may be related to factors such as the owners’ capability/willingness to afford the use of ectoparasiticides on their dogs and level of restriction. Further research is needed to establish the relationship between dog owners’ socioeconomic situation and the level of exposure to ectoparasites and their transmitted pathogens.
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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