Tuberculous Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in an Adult

Iyengar, Keerthi B and Chandrashekar, UK and Shivashankara, KN and Rao, Anuradha CK (2014) Tuberculous Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in an Adult. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

We describe a patient who presented to us with fever,decreased appetite, weight loss and dry cough for 1 month with no abnormalities on examination. A chest radiograph showed a mediastinal shadow. CT of the chest revealed multiple mediastinal lymph nodes.Bronchoalveolar lavage was negative for acid-fast bacilli and cytological examination did not show malignant cells. Serum ACE levels were high (93 U/L). Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy did not reveal any pathology. Mediastinoscopy-guided mediastinal lymph node biopsy showed features of granulomatous lymphadenitis.This case report summarises an unusual presentation of tuberculosis in an adult.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 06:43
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 06:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139015

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