Abdominal lymphnodes and positive mantoux test

 
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A 7½ years old girl had abdominal pain for 10 days. Ultrasound abdomen showed enlarged mesenteric lymphnodes {1.6 x 0.7 cm}. Her mantoux test with 5 TU was positive {16 x 14 mm}. She was treated with Azithromycin for 5 days and repeat ultrasound abdomen did not show any nodes.
Expert Opinion :
A positive mantoux test in this child does not mean active disease. Thus treating for aysmptomatic extrapulmonary TB is not the solution.
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M
Manish Bhagat
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treatment not needed
6 years ago
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MUKUND MANE
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my opinion is u treat that patient with AKT for asymptmatic extrapulmonary TT positive.R, O GI cause for lymphadenitis
6 years ago

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