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[Cervical lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium avium in an immunocompetent adult].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23214123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cervical lymphadenitis due to Mycobacterium avium complex is relatively common in children but is extremely rare in adults, except in immunocompromised patients. In this report, we describe a case of isolated cervical lymphadenitis in an immunocompetent adult woman. Histological examination of the excised lymph node showed multiple epithelioid cell granulomata with necrosis. Further, from the biopsy specimen cultures, we identified the causative organism as Mycobacterium avium. The patient was not administered any antimycobacterial agents because the affected lymph node was removed completely and because of uncertainty regarding the benefits of such treatment. No recurrence was observed in the patient's neck region during postoperative follow-up at 8 months.
Tatsuyoshi Ikeue; Kenjiro Furuta; Hitoshi Nakaji; Kyohei Morita; Takakazu Sugita; Hideki Nishiyama
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0022-9776     ISO Abbreviation:  Kekkaku     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0422132     Medline TA:  Kekkaku     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  659-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Japanese Red Cross Society Wakayama Medical Center, 4-20, Komatsubara-dori, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 640-8558, Japan.
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