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Diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis based on the fineneedleaspirationsamplesanalysis

Adam Fangrat, Joanna Domagała-Kulawik, Rafał Krenke, Aleksandra Safianowska, Renata Walkiewicz, Ryszarda Chazan
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(1):126-128.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2006)
KAZUISTYKA
Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Tuberculous lymphadenitis is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. The most common lymph nodes involved are in the cervical region. Lymphadenitis due to M. tuberculosis generally presents with enlarging neck lymph nodes over weeks or months associated with fever, weight loss and fatigue. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of affected lymph nodes has been shown to yield a high sensitivity and specificityinthe diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis. Specimens should be examined cytologically, as well as by AFB smear and cultures. The time between the onset of symptoms, clinical presentation and final diagnosis is often too long.We present a case of 60 years old man with tuberculous lymphadenitis, initially suspected of lymphoproliferative disease.

Abstract

Tuberculous lymphadenitis is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. The most common lymph nodes involved are in the cervical region. Lymphadenitis due to M. tuberculosis generally presents with enlarging neck lymph nodes over weeks or months associated with fever, weight loss and fatigue. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of affected lymph nodes has been shown to yield a high sensitivity and specificityinthe diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis. Specimens should be examined cytologically, as well as by AFB smear and cultures. The time between the onset of symptoms, clinical presentation and final diagnosis is often too long.We present a case of 60 years old man with tuberculous lymphadenitis, initially suspected of lymphoproliferative disease.
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Keywords

tuberculous lymphadenitis; differential diagnosis; fine needle aspiration; polymerase chain reaction

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Title

Diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis based on the fineneedleaspirationsamplesanalysis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2006)

Pages

126-128

Published online

2008-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(1):126-128.

Keywords

tuberculous lymphadenitis
differential diagnosis
fine needle aspiration
polymerase chain reaction

Authors

Adam Fangrat
Joanna Domagała-Kulawik
Rafał Krenke
Aleksandra Safianowska
Renata Walkiewicz
Ryszarda Chazan

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