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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-32

A 26-year-old male with lower neck masses

Department of Medicine, HMC, WCMC-Q, Hamad Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

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A.Haleem A El-Hiday
HMC, WCMC-Q, Hamad Hospital, Department of Medicine, P.O. Box 3050, Doha
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.43079

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Tuberculous adenitis is a common cause of lymphadenopathy, especially in areas where tuberculosis is endemic. Tuberculosis (TB) lymphadenitis in cervical, axillary, and inguinal areas can present as nontender swelling without significant systemic symptoms in immunocompetent young adults. we report a case of TB adenitis in a 26-year-old male from India, who was admitted with 1-month history of painless swellings in the lower neck on both sides. Fine-needle aspiration of the right lesion of this patient showed the presence of stainable acid-fast bacilli and cultured organisms on aspirate. His HIV serology was negative. Four drugs antituberculous regimen treatment was started with good response.

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