The diagnosis and treatment of scrofula (mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis)

G. H. Domb, R. A. Chole

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Abstract

Mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis, or scrofula, may be caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or the atypical mycobacteria. It is important to distinguish between tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis and atypical mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis, since medical and surgical treatment of each of these entities is different. The two types of scrofula are compared and contrasted. The appropriate treatment of each is discussed, and the complications of improper management are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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