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Kala-azar presenting as isolated cervical lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected child

Madhumita Nandi, Sumantra Sarkar, Rakesh Mondal

Abstract


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.

Authors' affiliations

Madhumita Nandi, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

Sumantra Sarkar, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

Rakesh Mondal, Department of Pediatrics, North West Bengal Medical College, West Bengal

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Keywords

Cervical lymphadenopathy, Kalazar, HIV infection

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2012;6(3):88-89. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.446

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-03-26
Date published: 2012-08-23

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