COMPARISON OF VALIDITY OF FNACAND ZIEHL–NEELSEN STAINS IN DIAGNOSING CERVICAL TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS

  • Aisha Qaiser Combined Military Hospital Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Babar Sohail Niazi Combined Military Hospital Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Zaheer Ul Hassan Combined Military Hospital Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shahid Farroq Khattak Combined Military Hospital Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shahid Iqbal Combined Military Hospital Gujranwala/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Sunarays Akbar PAF Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Acid Fast Bacilli, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Hematoxylin & eosin stain, Ziehl-Neelsen staining

Abstract

Objective: To compare the validity of FNAC & ZN staining in diagnosing tuberculous lymphadenitis taking mycobacterial culture as gold standard.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Pathology department, Fauji Foundation Hospital Peshawar, from Oct 2019 to Sep 2020.

Methodology: This study includes 100 patients with enlarged cervical lymph nodes who presented as outdoor patients. After routine baseline & radiological investigations, FNAC & ZN staining was carried out, followed by mycobacterial culture.

Results: FNAC of tuberculous patients was positive in 56 (56%) patients while 24 (24%) patients revealed posi-tive mycobacterial culture. Inpatients with positive culture, 77 (77%) were FNAC positive and 23 (23%) were negative on cytology.

Conclusion: Fine needle aspiration is more sensitive & specific test than Ziehl-Neelsen staining.

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Published
2021-12-28
How to Cite
Qaiser, A., Niazi, M. B., Hassan, Z., Khattak, S., Iqbal, S., & Akbar, S. (2021). COMPARISON OF VALIDITY OF FNACAND ZIEHL–NEELSEN STAINS IN DIAGNOSING CERVICAL TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 71(Suppl-3), S484-86. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v1i1.7928
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