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Blistering Diseases

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Tzanck smear in a patient of bullous lesions shows: (LQ)



A Absence of melanin pigment
B Leukocytosis

C Acantholytic cells
D Langerhans' cells

Ans. C
Acantholytic cells

The diagnosis of pemphigus can be made by a skin biopsy and demonstration of acantholytic cells in the Tzanck smear from the lesions. Acantholysis is the loss of cohesion between epidermal or adnexal keratinocytes.

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