CONVENTIONAL AND RECENT DIAGNOSTIC AIDS IN TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

  • Shamimul Hasan Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi -110025
  • Shazina Saeed Assistant professor, Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida

Abstract

One of the most common form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is peripheral tuberculous lymphadenitis and accounts for 20-40% of the cases. Tuberculous lymphadenitis has a gender and age predilection (usually seen in young females).  It is usually bilateral in presentation and is non-contagious. Recent upsurge in HIV co-infection has challenged the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and of associated lymphadenopathy. In the endemic areas, tuberculous lymphadenitis remains an important and essential differential diagnosis in patients presenting with cervical swellings.  A timely and accurate diagnosis is mandatory to overcome this public health threat. Interdisciplinary involvement of varied medical and dental professionals enhances the possibility of an effective and timely diagnosis of this condition. 

Keywords: Cervical lymphadenopathy, Diagnosis, Management, Tuberculosis.

Author Biographies

Shamimul Hasan, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi -110025

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 

Faculty of Dentistry, 

Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Shazina Saeed, Assistant professor, Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida

Assistant professor,
Amity Institute of Public Health,
Amity University,
Noida

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Hasan, S., and S. Saeed. “CONVENTIONAL AND RECENT DIAGNOSTIC AIDS IN TUBERCULOUS LYMPHADENITIS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 78-81, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i2.16102.
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