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Infect Chemother. 2017 Jun;49(2):130-134. English. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2017.49.2.130
Seol YJ , Park SY , Yu SN , Kim T , Lee EJ , Jeon MH , Choo EJ , Kim TH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. ktocc2@naver.com
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
Abstract

There are little data on the changes in lymph node (LN) size during the treatment of tuberculous lymphadenopathy (TB LAP). This study aimed to provide data on LN changes during treatment. Between March 2014 and December 2015, 20 patients who were diagnosed with cervical TB LAP were enrolled. LN enlargement within two months (50%, 4/8 vs. 8.3%, 1/12; P = 0.04) was more frequently observed in patients with initial LN size ≥ 7.5 cm². Enlarged LNs were excised in three patients owing to pain and fistula formation. Initial LN size may be associated with LN enlargement during treatment.

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