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Pediatría Atención Primaria

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GARCIA AYERRA, María; MOSQUERA GOROSTIDI, Arantxa; VIGURIA SANCHEZ, Natividad  and  HERRANZ AGUIRRE, Mercedes. Granulomatous lymphadenitis by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in our midst. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.70, pp.175-177. ISSN 1139-7632.

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

We present a 10-year-old spanish boy, who presented with 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 : Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Tuberculous lymphadenitis; Tuberculin test; Fine-needle aspiration; Polymerase chain reaction; Child.

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