March 2014

Determination of Asbestos Bodies in Autopsy Lung Fluid

The finding of asbestos bodies in lung fluid aspirates represents definite evidence of having prior exposure to asbestos, and having asbestos fibers entering the bronchial tree. After entering the lung, fibers undergo a coating process with ferritin protein to form asbestos bodies. The present study was carried out with the aim of determining...Continue reading →

Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma: an Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated, Bilineage Lymphoid Neoplasm

In this study, 50 cases of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) were investigated for histological patterns, their association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, B cell and T cell clonalities, and the clini- cal outcomes. Three histological patterns were identified: the classical pattern (34 cases), large-cell rich pat- tern (14 cases)...Continue reading →

A comparison of HLA-B*15:02 screening tests before prescribing carbamazepine

HLA-B*15:02 is the most significant biomarker associated with carbamazepine-induced severe cutaneous drug reaction in Asians. A number of HLA-B*15:02 screening tests have been developed to prevent the drug reaction in clinical practice. However, no comparison of these methods has to date been reported....Continue reading →

Primary central nervous system lymphoma presenting with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus

Lymphoma involving the hypothalamus is very rare. We present a case of a 48-year-old man with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) presenting with hypothalamic and pituitary stalk lesions with frontal masses, causing diabetes insipidus and panhypopituitarism. Brain MRI with gadolinium enhancement demonstrated vivid enhancing hypothalamic and...Continue reading →

Disseminated Tuberculosis in a Mother with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma resulting in Placental and Inferred Congenital Tuberculosis: An Autopsy Case Report

Tuberculosis of the placenta is a rare condition which mainly occurs in the immunosuppressed individuals especially in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and hematologic malignancy9. Tuberculosis can spread to the fetus via hematogenous or cervicovaginal route and result in congenital tuberculosis....Continue reading →

Address of editorial Corresponce
✎  Vorachai Sirikulchayanonta, MD, Editor-in-Chief: Asian Archives of Pathology, Faculty of Science, Rangsit University, Pathumthani 12000, Thailand.
✉  Email address: asianarchpath@gmail.com, vorachai7@gmail.com