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Vol. 19 - Num. 74

Clinical Reviews

Mycobacterium bovis lymphadenitis, an entity to consider

Diego Mauricio Peñafiel Freirea, Miguel Ángel Resano Abarzuzab, Lorea Urriza Yereguic, Ilargi Urriza Ripac, Inés Niyubahwec, Mercedes Herranz Aguirred

aServicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Servicio Navarro de Salud-Osasunbidea. Pamplona. España.
bMIR-Anatomía Patológica. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
cMIR-Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
dUnidad de Infecciones Pediátricas. Servicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. España.

Correspondence: DM Peñafiel. E-mail: dpfreire.89@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Peñafiel Freire DM, Resano Abarzuza MA, Urriza Yeregui L, Urriza Ripa I, Niyubahwe I, Herranz Aguirre M. Mycobacterium bovis lymphadenitis, an entity to consider. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:147-50.

Published in Internet: 27-04-2017

Abstract

Cattle control measures and milk products pasteurization have made Mycobacterium bovis disease uncommon in our environment. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high index of suspicion based on a detailed medical history and appropriate laboratory tests.

Extrapulmonary cases are the main presentation, especially lymphadenitis, for this reason, is recommended to refer to study all the adenopathies with poor evolution, for evaluating de need of a fine-needle aspiration for citologý examination and culture. We report the case of M. bovis lymphadenitis in a 7-year-old girl with adequate response to medical treatment.

Keywords

Diagnosis Fine-needle aspiration Mycobacterium bovis Tuberculosis

 

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