SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC STATUS OF CERVICAL LYMPHADENOPATHY PATIENTS
Dr. Md. Mahabur Rahman Sarker*, Dr. Khorsed Alam, Dr. Moniruzzaman Mollah and Dr. AHM Touhidul Alam
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate sociodemographic statusof cervical lymphadenopathy patients. Method: This cross-sectional analytical study was done Total 260 patients with cervical lymphadenopathy, persisting for >2 weeks either localized or generalized attending inpatient and outpatient department (particularly surgical, medical, pediatrics, ENT, dermatology) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, from December 2012 to December 2013.Result: during the result, most of the lymph nodes were unilateral, multiple, firm, discrete, mobile and nontender. In case of tuberculosis, these were unilateral, multiple, firm, matted, mobile and nontender, whereas metastatic nodes were unilateral, multiple, hard, discrete, fixed and nontender and most of the lymphomas were bilateral, multiple, firm, discrete, mobile and nontender. Axiliary lymphnode involvement was found in 8.5% cases, abdominal in 6.5% and inguinal in 4.6% cases. Conclusion: From our result, we can conclude that, the most common cause of infective enlargement of supraclavicular lymphnode was pulmonary tuberculosis. Further study is needed for better outcome.
Keywords: Clinical and aetiological pattern, cervical lymphadenopathy.
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