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Vol. 18 - Num. 70

Clinical Reviews

Granulomatous lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in our midst

María García Ayerraa, Arantxa Mosquera Gorostidia, Natividad Viguria Sánchezb, Mercedes Herranz Aguirrec

aPediatra. Servicio Navarro de Salud. Osasunbidea. Pamplona. Navarra. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
cServicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. Navarra. España.

Correspondence: M García. E-mail: maria.garcia.ayerra@gmail.com

Reference of this article: García Ayerra M, Mosquera Gorostidi A, Viguria Sánchez N, Herranz Aguirre M. Granulomatous lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in our midst. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;70:175-7.

Published in Internet: 09-06-2016

Abstract

Tuberculous lymphadenitis can be caused either by an haematogenous spread from a pulmonary primary form or by an extrapulmonary infection due to cutaneous lesions or contact with contaminated items.

We present a 10-year-old spanish boy, who has an inguinal tuberculous lymphadenitis. Infection was secondary to a foot injury caused in a Brazilian beach. A scrofula appeared after triple therapy was instaured, needing surgical debridement with a favourable clinical evolution.

Keywords

Child Fine-needle aspiration Mycobacterium tuberculosis Polymerase chain reaction Tuberculin skin testing Tuberculous lymphadenitis

 

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