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Forgotten but not gone - Scrofuloderma in a migrant student from India

Bagherirad, Mohammad, Athan, Eugene and Harris, Owen C. 2013, Forgotten but not gone - Scrofuloderma in a migrant student from India, Australasian medical journal, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 371-373, doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1759.

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Title Forgotten but not gone - Scrofuloderma in a migrant student from India
Author(s) Bagherirad, Mohammad
Athan, EugeneORCID iD for Athan, Eugene
Harris, Owen C.
Journal name Australasian medical journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 7
Start page 371
End page 373
Total pages 3
Publisher Australasian Medical Journal Pty Ltd
Place of publication Perth, WA
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1836-1935
Keyword(s) scrofuloderma
cording phenomenon
Summary A 34-year-old Indian student who immigrated to Australia five years ago presented with a four-week history of neck pain. Physical examination revealed two firm fixed cervical lymph nodes in the anterior triangle and midline region which were tender on palpation and erythematous on inspection. Cording phenomenon was found on ZN staining of FNA sample and mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) PCR confirmed the diagnosis with incomplete resistance to isoniazid. Patient was treated with other three first line antituberculosis medications for nine months with an excellent outcome. Prednisolone was also used as adjunctive therapy and tapered during the course of treatment.
Language eng
DOI 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1759
Field of Research 110309 Infectious Diseases
Socio Economic Objective 920109 Infectious Diseases
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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