Clinicopathological Study on Granulomatous Lesions of Skin
Author(s): Subhashini P and Parijatham BO*
Infectious disease forms an important cause of granulomatous skin lesions with Hansen's disease as the leading etiology. Granulomatous lesions of skin are a common and intriguing problem, and the proper diagnosis is mandatory so that appropriate treatment can be meted out. Histopathology remains the time-tested tool for establishing a correct diagnosis like in many other diseases pertaining to various organ systems of the body. Clinical lesions often reveal surprising underlying pathology. Hence carrying out skin biopsies and microscopic study with routine haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) as well as special stain are must in these disorders so that the type and etiological agent of the granuloma are properly identified. Hence the present study was designed to study the various granulomatous lesions of skin and to compare the clinical features with the pathological diagnosis and analyse the predominant clinical presentation of each lesion. It can be concluded that histopathology plays an important role in arriving at a diagnosis and management of the disease. Special stains are mandatory in these diseases so that the type and etiological agent of the granuloma are accurately diagnosed.