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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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002



  • 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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