Kala-azar presenting as isolated cervical lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected child

  • M Nandi
  • S Sarkar
  • R Mondal


We describe the case of a 6-year-old boy presenting only with cervical lymphadenopathy as a manifestation of kala-azar without evidence
of any other visceral involvement. Involvement of lymph nodes in Indian kala-azar is quite rare with only a few case reports in published literature. The boy was known to be HIV-positive for 1 year before presentation. Immunodeficiency due to HIV infection could have resulted in unusual manifestation of kala-azar.

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eISSN: 1999-7671
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