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Journal of Tropical Medicine - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 832029, 4 pages -

Research Article

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kordofan, El-Obied, Sudan

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail 2440, Saudi Arabia

Received 8 January 2014; Accepted 24 February 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editor: Jean-Paul Gonzalez

Copyright © 2014 Ahmed Abdalla Agab Eldour et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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.





Author: Ahmed Abdalla Agab Eldour, Entisar Najeeb Mohmed Salih, and Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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