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Br J Surg. 1975 Apr;62(4):323-5.

Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenitis in the Igbos of Nigeria.

Abstract

Peripheral lymphadenitis is a leading manifestation of tuberculosis. Among the Igbos, who constitute one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, it presents most commonly in the neck, as in other parts of the world. An inguinal presentation, however, is also common. The nodes are often of considerable size. The maximal incidence occurs in the 10-29-year age group, males outnumbering females slightly. It is only the 40-59-year range that tuberculosis is less common than lymphoma or carcinoma of the peripheral lymph nodes.

PMID:
1131513
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