• Scrofula in a Child

    10 monthes ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    A 4-year-old boy, previously healthy, had a 7-month history of a lesion on his face. He also had left-sided cervical adenopathy, with a diameter of 3.5 × 2.5 cm, which was not painful nor adherent to the overlying skin. Despite several courses of antibiotic therapy (erythromycin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, and cefaclor), there was no improvement. Surgical drainage of the lymphadenitis, undertaken after 14 days of illness, led to a chronic draining fistulous tract. Subsequently, he presented with 2 skin lesions, the largest being 2.5 × 2.5 cm .
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