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Vol. 5 - Num. 17

Clinical Reviews

Cervical lynphadenitis secondary to a nontuberculous mycobacterium

Roberto Ortiz Movillaa, B Chamorro Mayo, M Garzón Gómez, C Garrido Colino, MJ Galiano Segoviac, MR Fernández Heras

aUnidad de Neonatología. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro. Majadahonda. Madrid. España.

cCS Montessori. Leganés. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: R Ortiz. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Ortiz Movilla R, Chamorro Mayo B, Garzón Gómez M, Garrido Colino C, Galiano Segovia MJ, Fernández Heras MR. Cervical lynphadenitis secondary to a nontuberculous mycobacterium. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2003;5:53-59.

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The incidence of pathology due nontuberculous mycobacterium have increased during the last years, not only in inmunodepressed children, perhaps to the best knowledge of pediatricians to the manifestation and diagnosis of such infections, the increased virulence of these organisms, and the existence of better microbiological diagnosis techniques. Furthermore, this condition occurs most commonly in normal host, with a benign course, and dissemination of infection beyond the local site is very rare. In children with defects in immune function, these pathology can be potentially serious. We report a case of cervical lymphadenitis secondary to Mycobacterium fortuitum in a girl 6-years old. We describe the etiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis and therapeutical management of this disease in children.


Lymphadenitis Nontuberculous mycobacterial

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