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Tuberculosis in Children II

Tuberculosis in Children II

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paediatrics lecture notes on tuberculosis from college of medicine, university of ibadan, Nigeria
paediatrics lecture notes on tuberculosis from college of medicine, university of ibadan, Nigeria

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 Tuberculosis in Children II
 
 
 TUBERCULOSIS OF SUPERFICIAL LYMPH NODES
Occurs within 3-9 months of primary infectionCan affect any group of nodesMay be unilateral or bilateralGlands are usually discrete, mobile, firm and non-tenderbut later become matted together if there is periadenitisMay form a discharging sinus There may or may not be associated constitutionalsymptoms.Investigations- Tuberculin skin test-CXR-Fine needle aspiration biopsy or excision of nodes forhistological exam.
 
 
Differential DiagnosisPyogenic lymphadenitisHodgkin’s lymphomaAcute lymphocytic leukemiaFungal infection of lymphnodesInfection with atypicalmycobacteriaHIV/AIDS

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