Tuberculous Lymphadenitis: Early Diagnosis by GeneXpert of an Auramine-Negative Case

  • Louise Munezero University of Rwanda
  • Narcisse Niyikora University Teaching Hospital of Kigali
  • Fidèle Mahirane University Teaching Hospital of Kigali
  • Belson Rugwizangoga University of Rwanda
Keywords: Lymphadenitis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Auramine; GeneXpert

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the major public health problems with a considerable number of new cases. Tuberculous lymphadenitis is one of the most common forms of extra-pulmonary TB whose diagnosis still faces many challenges. The case to report is a 17-year old female patient with a painful swelling in her right infra-retro-auricular area and the auramine stain was negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB). GeneXpert was done, which confirmed the right infra-retro-auricular tuberculous lymphadenitis. The patient responded well to anti-TB treatment.

Key words: Lymphadenitis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Auramine; GeneXpert

Author Biographies

Louise Munezero, University of Rwanda

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Pharmacy

Narcisse Niyikora, University Teaching Hospital of Kigali

Department of Pathology

Fidèle Mahirane, University Teaching Hospital of Kigali

Department of Pathology

Belson Rugwizangoga, University of Rwanda

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Pharmacy

Published
2020-04-14
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2616-9827
print ISSN: 2616-9819