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Granulomatous lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in our midst

Authors:

García Ayerra Ma, Mosquera Gorostidi Ab, Viguria Sánchez Nc, Herranz Aguirre Md

aPediatra. Servicio Navarro de Salud. Osasunbidea. Pamplona, Navarra. España.
bPediatra. Servicio Navarro de Salud. Osasunbidea. Pamplona, Navarra. España.
cServicio de Neumología Infantil. Hospital Universitario de Navarra. Pamplona, Navarra. España.
dSección de Enfermedades Infecciosas Pediátricas. Servicio de Pediatría. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Servicio Navarro de Salud. Pamplona. Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Navarra (IdisNA). Pamplona, España.

Correspondence: M García. Email: maria.garcia.ayerra@gmail.com

Reference of this article.:

García Ayerra M, Mosquera Gorostidi A, Viguria Sánchez N, Herranz Aguirre M. Un caso de linfadenitis granulomatosa por Mycobacterium tuberculosis en nuestro medio. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;70:175-7.

Published in Internet: 09/06/2016

Abstract:

Tuberculous lymphadenitis can be caused either by an haematogenous spread from a pulmonary primary form or by an extrapulmonary infection due to cutaneous lesions or contact with contaminated items.

We present a 10-year-old spanish boy, who has an inguinal tuberculous lymphadenitis. Infection was secondary to a foot injury caused in a Brazilian beach. A scrofula appeared after triple therapy was instaured, needing surgical debridement with a favourable clinical evolution.

Keywords: Child. Polymerase chain reaction. Fine-needle aspiration. Tuberculous lymphadenitis . Tuberculin skin testing. Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


 


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