Leishman-Donovan bodies


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Leishman-Donovan bodies

[′lēsh·mən ′dän·ə·vən ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Small, oval protozoans lacking flagella and undulating membranes, found within macrophages of the skin, liver, and spleen in leishmanial infections such as kala-azar and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.
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Peripheral blood antibodies towards rK39 antigen were positive, and bone marrow examination confirmed visceral leishmaniasis with the presence of typical Leishman-Donovan bodies (amastigote form) within the bone marrow histiocytes [Figure 2].
Standard protocols were used for confirmation of Leishman-Donovan bodies using slit-skin smears.
Cytologic findings consisted of granuloma, macrophages loaded with Leishman-Donovan bodies (Figure 2, A), multinucleated giant cells (Figure 2, B), binucleated-histiocyte (Reed-Sternberg-like) cells loaded with Leishman-Donovan bodies, free Leishman-Donovan bodies, acute and chronic inflammatory cells, atypical organisms, histiocytes, plasma cells and mast cells (Figure 2, C), Leishman-Donovan bodies in the vicinity of respiratory epithelium in nasal smears, and atypical intracytoplasmic Leishman-Donovan bodies with ballooning changes.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis slit-skin smear histopathology Leishman-Donovan bodies.