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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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DIDIER CRUZ ANLEU, Israel; VELAZQUEZ SERRATOS, José Roberto  and  ALEJANDRE GARCIA, Alejandro. Tuberculous lymphadenopathy. Diagnosis and treatment: Case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.2, pp. 26-29. ISSN 0325-0075.

Tuberculosis is a common cause of morbimortality among children, especially in developing countries, where 95% of cases occur. Child tuberculosis is closely related to tuberculosis in the adult, since the diagnosis is an indicator of poor surveillance, treatment, and effort to eradicate it. Tuberculous lymphadenitis (tuberculosis of the lymph node) is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We describe the case of an infant diagnosed with disseminated tuberculous lymphadenitis, by axillary lymph node excisional biopsy. Medical treatment firstline antituberculosis drugs with allowed complete healing of the patient.

Keywords : Lymphadenopathy; Child tuberculosis; Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis; Tuberculous lymphadenitis.

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