Bone Marrow Infections

  • Ahmad MonabatiEmail author
  • Girish Venkataraman
  • Perikala Vijayananda Kumar
Part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology book series (AAP)


Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy is frequently performed to identify possible infectious causes for fevers of unknown origin. In developing countries, the success rate of such bone marrow studies is high, particularly in light of the increased prevalence of certain infectious diseases like Mycobacteria and Leishmania. Such specimens are also especially useful in patients with underlying immune compromise for any reason (viz., posttransplant state, human immunodeficiency virus infection).


Bone marrow infections Leishmaniasis Viral Histoplasmosis Necrosis Microorganism Granuloma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Monabati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Girish Venkataraman
    • 2
  • Perikala Vijayananda Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyShiraz Medical SchoolShirazIran
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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