Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008
Mycobacterium bohemicum and Cervical Lymphadenitis in Children
|1||M; 2 y, 10 mo||Right submandibular swelling||Incomplete surgical excision; clarithromycin and rifabutin for 3 mo||Granulomatous and partly necrotizing inflammation, multiple giant cells and perinodal fibrosis; no acid-fast bacilli|
|2†||F; 2 y, 9 mo||Right submandibular swelling||Total lymph node excision||Granulomatous and partly necrotizing inflammation; acid-fast bacilli|
|3||F; 3 y||Angular right-sided swelling||Total lymph node excision||Granulomatous and partly necrotizing inflammation; sporadic findings of acid-fast bacilli|
|4||M; 3 y, 7 mo||Swelling in right mandibular area||Total lymph node excision||Granulomatous and partly necrotizing inflammation; no acid-fast bacilli|
*All patients had negative PCR results for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex; all patients recovered completely with no relapse.
†Patient had history of psychomotor disorder after perinatal asphyxia.
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