Posted by: Elsebe | 2007/08/10


Suspect glands

Little boy 22months - 4 -5 pea size lymph nodes/glands on both sides of his neck. Been there for a year. No weight loss/night sweats or itchiness. Is there a need for concern?

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This is a very common problem called benign lymphadenopathy of early childhood. No obvious cause is usually found and no treatment is required. The glands will eventually disappear by themselves.

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Posted by: Sandra | 2008/01/30

my daughther aged 20, has multiple lymph nodes on her neck, which has been on her neck for 1 year now. I was told that it could be TB. The lumps responded to TB treatment for 10 months at which time during the treatment she lost a vast amount of weight and appetite. 2 mths after stopping the treatment, lymph nodes started getting inflamed and painful. Dr says gone into retreat. Tests done were 3 aspiriations from the neck, test results came back negative. all blood test came back normal. showed no malignancies. still awaiting one more test which is sputum culture. which has a 6 week waiting period.

In the mean time the lymph node has popped and a liquid has started coming out.

Doctors are not sure what this is. She is currently on the ffg medications: Strepomycin injection- 75mg daily for 40 days, and rifafour capsules 3 daily weekend off.

Please can someone help me.

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