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