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J Trop Med. 2014;2014:832029. doi: 10.1155/2014/832029. Epub 2014 Mar 30.

Incidence of Tuberculosis and Amyloidosis among Sudanese Patients Presented with Enlarged Nodes.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kordofan, El-Obied, Sudan.
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail 2440, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Objectives. To determine the incidence of tuberculous lymphadenitis and amyloidosis in enlarged lymph nodes (LN). Methodology. A retrospective study was carried out in the department of pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kordofan, during one-year period. The study included a group of 103 patients with lymphadenopathy. Results. Of the 103 cases with enlarged neck nodes, 35 (34%) had tuberculous lymphadenitis. Sixteen (46%) cases were males and 19 (54%) cases were females. Out of the 103 patients, amyloidosis was diagnosed in 9/103 (8.7%). Out of the 9 positive cases, 2/9 (22.2%) were males and 7/9 (77.8%) were females. Conclusion. There is high incidence of tuberculous lymphadenitis in patients with enlarged LN in developing countries like North Sudan. Amyloidosis should not be ignored when investigating enlarged LN.

PMID:
24799916
PMCID:
PMC3985298
DOI:
10.1155/2014/832029
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