Cervical Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in a BCG Vaccinated Child
Review TypeAbstract Review Only: Reviewed by Event Host
Repository Posting Date2016-03-21T16:34:05Z
Author(s)Esparza Gonzalez, Sandra Cecilia; Trujillo-Hernandez, Pedro Enrique; Villarreal-Reyna, Angeles; Salinas, Mauricio
Author DetailsSandra Cecilia Esparza Gonzalez, RN; Pedro Enrique Trujillo-Hernandez, RN; Angeles Villarreal-Reyna, RN; Mauricio Salinas, RN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Objective: Our aim was to analyze the epidemiology and evaluate clinical features (symptoms) to search efficient tools helping to diagnose extra-pulmonary and pulmonary childhood tuberculosis. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients aged less than 17 years, treated for active tuberculosis (TB) from January 2000 to January 2008 at Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose Eleuterio Gonzalez. Result: Total of 45 patients with active TB were identified. Thirty- three children (73%) had extra-pulmonary TB (EPTB); the remaining had pulmonary TB (PTB). Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated mainly in the central nervous system and the meninges (27%). According to clinical observation, fever, cough and weight loss were present in most patients with pulmonary TB. Fever was the only symptom related within extra-pulmonary cases. Different analyses were performed to confirm diagnosis, such as direct microscopic screening of stained slides for acid-fast bacilli (AFB), culture, PCR, TST and chest radiography. Conclusion: The majority of patients had extra-pulmonary TB. Fever was associated with both EPTB and PTB. Only cough and weight loss showed a significant difference between EPTB and PTB.
Description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`
Conference Name43rd Biennial Convention
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date of Publication2016-03-21
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