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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v1i1.7928

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

28-12-2021

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Qaiser A, Niazi MBS, Hassan ZU, Khattak SF, Iqbal S, Akbar S. COMPARISON OF VALIDITY OF FNACAND ZIEHL–NEELSEN STAINS IN DIAGNOSING CERVICAL TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];71(Suppl-3):S484-86. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/7928