n South African Journal of Child Health - Kala-azar presenting as isolated cervical lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected child : case report
|Article Title||Kala-azar presenting as isolated cervical lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected child : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India, 2 Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India and 3 North West Bengal Medical College, India|
|Publication Date||Aug 2012|
|Pages||88 - 89|
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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