Scrofula Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • Bárbara Pedro Cerviço de Medicina II, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Amadora, Portugal
  • Liliana Alves Serviço de Infecciologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Rita Magano Serviço de Infecciologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Tomás Nunes Serviço de Infecciologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Nuno Marques Serviço de Infecciologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal

Keywords

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, lymphadenitis, scrofula, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurs when at the minimum there is resistance to isoniazid and rifampin. Prevention of new infections of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and progression to TB disease is critical to reduce the burden and mortality of this disease. We present the case of a 73-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative female who presented with cervical lymphadenopathy and who was diagnosed with MDR-TB.

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  • Published: 2020-01-02

    Issue: Vol 7 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Pedro, B., Alves, L., Magano, R., Nunes, T., & Marques, N. (2020). Scrofula Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001390