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Lymphatic Tuberculosis

  • Yakup Hakan Basaran
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Abstract

Tuberculosis, being among the top ten deadliest disease in worldwide, is still a globally emerging disease according to WHO (World Health Organisation). Its existence is traceable until early ages and Hippocrates. Immunodeficiencies, mostly related to HIV, cause the patients to be more vulnerable for all clinical manifestations of the disease. The lymphatic tissue is the most common extrapulmonary tissue to be infected. Due to the nature of the bacteria like its slowly growth rate, surface molecules and enzymatic specialities and its relation with the host defence systems, lymphatic involvement is not a surprise. The interaction between the bacteria and host defence is still being researched. Moreover, although the incidence of the disease declined in time in developed countries with the improvement of awareness, emerging immunodeficiency syndromes and rising immigration rates cause the disease to keep its place among the top important infections.

Keywords

Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis IGRas Tuberculous lymphadenitis Extrapulmonary tuberculosis Scrofula King’s evil Immunosuppression HIV 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yakup Hakan Basaran
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  1. 1.NPISTANBUL Brain HospitalÜmraniye/IstanbulTurkey

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