Tuberculous Axillary Lymphadenopathy: A Case ReportNwagbara VI1, Maurice E Asuquo1*, Samuel Akpan1, Ijeoma E Nwachukwu1, Martin Nnoli2 and Theophilus Ugbem2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maurice E Asuquo
partment of Surgery
University of Calabar Teaching Hospital
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 20, 2013; Accepted Date: August 14, 2013; Published Date: August 17, 2013
Citation: Nwagbara VI, Asuquo ME, Akpan S, Nwachukwu IE, Nnoli M (2013) Tuberculous Axillary Lymphadenopathy: A Case Report. J Trop Dis 1:113. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000113
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Isolated axillary tuberculous lymphadenopathy is rare and described in patients without evidence of previous or ongoing tuberculosis anywhere in the body. Presented is a 26-year-old female with one-year history of axillary swelling, clinical examination and investigations revealed no evidence of tuberculosis elsewhere. Diagnosis was by histology. Tuberculosis should be considered in patients residing in endemic areas with axillary lympha denopathy.