How is histopathologic exam of lymph nodes performed in cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Histopathological examination of lymph nodes requires an invasive procedure; standard pathologic stains and Warthin Starry silver stain are nonspecific, and the staining procedure with the latter stain is technically difficult. [13] The specificity of staining is improved with the use of immunohistochemical assay. [59]


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