Case 165. Lepromatous leprosy (35 y-o M)

       
  Biopsy from erythematous and scaling nodules on the extremities of a Paraguaian Nisei  
       

 

  The bacilli are densely clustered within the cytoplasmic vacuoles of foamy histiocytes. This unique structure called "globi" is demonstrated by the Fite method of Ziehl-Neelsen stain.