An Analysis of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytopathology for 37 Cases with Cat Scratch Disease
XU Hai-miao(Zhejiang Cancer Hospital,Hangzhou 310022,China)
[Purpose] To study the value of fine needle aspiration cytopathology(FNAC)in the diagnosis of cat scratch disease(CSD)and its cytopathologic features.[Methods] FNAC in 37 cases with cat scratch disease was analyzed retrospectively,and compared with biopsy samples in 21 cases of them.[Results] The diagnostic accuracy of FNAC for cat scratch disease was 94%.The major cytological features of CSD were granuloma associated with abscess-like change.Thirteen cases were diagnosed as cat scratch disease by both FNAC and biopsy.[Conclusions] FNAC with specific cytologic features has high accuracy for diagosis of CSD.Biopsy may be omitted with FNAC.