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.