oa South African Medical Journal - Epitrochlear adenopathy in the Bantu
|Article Title||Epitrochlear adenopathy in the Bantu|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Institute for Medical Research. Port Elizabeth|
|Publication Date||Nov 1949|
|Pages||960 - 962|
|Keyword(s)||Chronic nonspecific lymphadenitis, Epitrochlear adenopathy and Tuberculosis|
In a series of 500 cases, clinically palpable epitrochlear lymph glands were found in 75% of native males and 54% of native females. The enlargement was unrelated to syphilis. Over 80% of the glands showed a chronic nonspecific lymphadenitis and repeated minor trauma and sepsis was suggested as one of the aetIOlogical factors. Three glands removed for biopsy (10%) proved to be tuberculous.
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