Three cases of tuberculosis in the neck

Ai Kawamoto, Masaki Ogura, Yukio Katori

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We report herein on three cases of tuberculosis in the neck region experienced during a recent 1- year period. Two cases started with lymphadenopathy and the other started with subcutaneous abscess. Examinations and diagnosis for the tuberculosis were delayed for several weeks, because neither respiratory symptoms nor past and family histories for the tuberculosis were seen in any of the cases. In the examinations to make a diagnosis of tuberculosis, QuantiFERON® TB-2G (QFT) was effective in all three cases. After the diagnosis, all cases were treated with combination chemotherapy of four antituberculosis drugs and the clinical symptoms gradually decreased. Bearing tuberculosis in mind is important in patients with extended lymphadenopathy and infectious regions in the neck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis
  • QuantiFERON® TB-2G
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculous lymphadenitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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