Table 1

Diagnostic categories of specimens tested.

Diagnosis

Cervical Lymph Nodes

Intestinal wall

Peritoneum

Mesentric Lymph Nodes*

Total number of specimens


CASES

Tuberculosis

120

19

9

5

153


NEGATIVE CONTROLS

Reactive/Non Specific inflammation

16

0

1

13

30

Foreign body granuloma#

10

0

0

0

10

Fungal granuloma

4

0

0

0

4

Parasitic granuloma

0

3

0

0

3

Malignancy

2

0

1

0

3


TOTAL

152

22

11

18

203


* no associated intestinal lesion seen.

# all foreign body granuloma were in skin biopsies.

Purohit et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2007 2:36   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-2-36

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