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tuberculosis and neck swelling

tuber clouses
A female patient has swelling of cervical lymph node a year before.she get the treatment anti tb for one year. but aafter 6 month she again felt swelling at the same area.what should be the diagnosis ?and what type of treatment you suggest for her?
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First Helper cnadiafahad

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replied April 6th, 2010
If this lymph nodes is clinically suspicious either for tuberculosis or cancer, then a biopsy would have to be peformed FIRST to confirm the diagnosis. Only after a specific diagnosis is made can a specific treatment be recommended.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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