Extrapulmonary tuberculosis with recurrent multiple lymphadenopathy in a pediatric patient
Ezgi Hasbek1, Emine Kübra Dindar Demiray2, Sevil Alkan Çeviker3, Mehmet Hüseyin Metineren4
1Department of Child Health and Diseases, Bitlis State Hospital, Bitlis, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bitlis State Hospital, Bitlis, Turkey
3Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Çanakkale 18 Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey
Keywords: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, multiple lymphadenopathy, pediatric patient, tuberculous lymphadenitis
Although tuberculosis is a disease that can be prevented and treated, it remains a significant health problem in developing countries, such as our country. Tuberculosis is an important public health problem in children as well as in adults in our country. Both pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be seen in children. In children, the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is tuberculous lymphadenitis. Although viral factors are more common in pediatric patients presenting with lymphadenopathy, tuberculosis is also an important disease to be considered in the etiology of lymphadenopathy in children. In this case report, we aimed to emphasize the importance of tuberculosis in terms of etiologic approach in a patient who presented to the pediatrics outpatient clinic with multiple lymphadenopathies.
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