Extrapulmonary tubercular cervical lymphadenopathy and its correlations with pulmonary tuberculosis
Keywords:TB, ETCL, Cervical lymphadenopathy
Background: Correlation of extrapulmonary tubercular cervical lymphadenopathy (ETCL) with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).
Methods: The prospective observational study was conducted on 100 patients of pulmonary TB to find out its correlation with ETCL. Patients who fulfilling inclusion criteria were selected for study. Patients on the basis of presence of cervical lymph node divided into two groups group A and group B.
Results: Among 100 patients, 9 (9%) patients who took part in study had ETCL. ETCL more prevalent in young rural female with lower socioeconomic group of pulmonary patients. Patients with ETCL, 6(66.66%) cases with discrete ETCL, matted ETCL were noted in 3 (33.33%) cases. None of them presented with fixed nodes or sinus.
Conclusions: Our study concluded, there is high correlation between cervical lymphadenopathy and pulmonary TB.
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