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Scrofula revisited

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

Y. P. Talmi*
Affiliation:
Petah Tikvah, Israel
Y Finkelstein
Affiliation:
Petah Tikvah, Israel
Y Shem Tov
Affiliation:
Petah Tikvah, Israel
Y Zohar
Affiliation:
Petah Tikvah, Israel
N Laurian
Affiliation:
Petah Tikvah, Israel
*
Y. P. Talmi, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology, Golda Medical Centre, P.O.B. 121, Petah Tikvah, Israel.
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Abstract

Mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis, or scrofula, is a disease dating back thousands of years.

In spite of modern treatment and public health measures, scrofula persists but is infrequently seen.

Five patients with cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis as a sole presentation have been seen in our department in the last 10 years.

The clinical presentation and current methods of diagnosis and treatment are described.

A short historical review is given.

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Copyright
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 1988

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