Revista Medica Herediana
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OSORES PLENGE, Fernando, MAGUINA VARGAS, Ciro, FERRUFINO LLACH, Juan Carlos et al. Lymph node Mycosis: report of 7 cases at the Hospital NacionalCayetano Heredia Lima-Perú and Review of the Literature. Rev Med Hered, Oct./Dec. 2004, vol.15, no.4, p.211-217. ISSN 1018-130X.
Objective: Describe clinical, mycological and histopathological characteristics of a series of patients with lymph node mycosis. Material and Methods: All patients here described were attended at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Lima between January 2003 and January 2004. These patients participated in a study on the accuracy of a diagnostic test for tuberculosis but got a definite diagnosis of lymph node mycosis. Results: Of 154 patients with lymphadenopathy evaluated during the study period, 7 were diagnosed with lymph node mycosis. Two were immunocompetent patients and 5 had immune suppression, one because of lymphoma and 4 because of HIV infection. Conclusions: There can be a strong resemblance between lymph node mycosis and lymphadenopathy caused by other infectious and non infectious diseases. (Rev Med Hered 2004;15:211-217).
Keywords: Lymphadenopathy; adenitis; lymph node mycosis; paracoccidioidomycosis; histoplasmosis; cryptococcosis.
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