Cervical abscess and mediastinal adenopathy

An unusual presentation of childhood histoplasmosis

Elizabeth P. McGraw, Jason M. Kane, Martin B. Kleiman, L. R. Scherer

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Abstract

Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic respiratory mycosis in the United States. We report the clinical and imaging findings in a case of a child with the rare presentation of a neck abscess and mediastinal lymphadenopathy secondary to acute, non-disseminated histoplasmosis. Imaging findings often mimic other granulomatous infections such as tuberculosis or neoplastic processes such as lymphoma. Histoplasmosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a child who presents with enlarged mediastinal and cervical lymphadenopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume32
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Abcess
  • Child
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lymphadenopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Cervical abscess and mediastinal adenopathy : An unusual presentation of childhood histoplasmosis. / McGraw, Elizabeth P.; Kane, Jason M.; Kleiman, Martin B.; Scherer, L. R.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 32, No. 12, 2002, p. 862-864.

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McGraw, Elizabeth P. ; Kane, Jason M. ; Kleiman, Martin B. ; Scherer, L. R. / Cervical abscess and mediastinal adenopathy : An unusual presentation of childhood histoplasmosis. In: Pediatric Radiology. 2002 ; Vol. 32, No. 12. pp. 862-864.
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