Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Cervical Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in a Frequent Traveler to Endemic Areas of Tuberculosis
Yukiharu HAYASEKiyotake TOBITA
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1997 Volume 36 Issue 3 Pages 211-213

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Scrofula or cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis (CTBL) should be suspected in patients with a history of potential exposure to tuberculosis present with cervical lymphadenopathy. A 55 year-old frequent traveler to Philippine and Thailand developed swelling of the bilateral cervical lymph nodes, and positive conversion of purified protein derivative of tuberculin (PPD) without pulmonary manifestations. The excisional biopsy of the cervical lymph nodes was useful for prompt diagnosis of CTBL, and the patient was successfully treated with isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RFP).
(Internal Medicine 36: 211-213, 1997)

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