A morhpological study of Tuberculous Lymphadenopathy

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Niaz M. Sulaiman Khalil
Naseer Ahmad
Raza Malik
Rukhshinda Bajwa
Saeed Akhtar
Jamil Ahmad


Two hundred patients with lymphadenopathy were screened and one hundred and one patients with tuberculous lymphadenopathy were studied. Their age ranged from 2 - 70 years. Maximum numbers of cases were in age group 10 - 29 years. Female (69.31%) were more affected than males (30.69%). The common presenting symptoms was fever. Out of 101 patients 83 had affected cervical lymph nodes, 7 had axillary lymph nodes and 11 had multiple sites of lymph node involvement. Fluorescent staining of histopathlogical sections from 103 chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis gave positive results in 76 out of 103 (73.78%) cases, however Ziehl-Neelsen staining was positive only in 29 out of 103 (28.15%) cases. The yield of mycobacteria on fluorescent staining wa hilgy signfiicant (p< 0.001) as comapred to Ziel-neelsen staining theraby providing the superiority of fluorescent stain.

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Khalil NMS, Ahmad N, Malik R, Bajwa R, Akhtar S, Ahmad J. A morhpological study of Tuberculous Lymphadenopathy. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];14(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/688
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