Peripheral Lymphadenitis Caused by Mycobacterium Chelonae

Authors: F. Kopřiva 1;  V. Mihál 1;  J. Paroulek 2;  V. Jezdínská 3;  K. Michálková 4;  J. Stárek 5;  J. Kaustová 6;  M. Pavlas 7;  M. Zápalka 1;  V. Kolek 8;  J. Bardoň 9
Authors‘ workplace: Dětská klinika FN a LF UP, Olomouc, 1přednosta doc. MUDr. V. Mihál, CSc. Stomatochirurgická klinika FN a LF UP, Olomouc, 2přednosta prof. MUDr. J. Pazdera, CSc. Ústav patologie LF UP, Olomouc, 3přednosta prof. MUDr. J. Dušek, CSc. Radiologická klinika FN
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 1999; (6): 293-297.


After extraction of a tooth a 12-year-old girl developed infiltration in the submandibular region which despiteATB treatment increased in size. Examination by magnetic resonance revealed an expansive tumourous focusalong the ramus mandibulae of obscure etiology along with pathologically enlarged regional nodes. Thereforeperoperatively a histological examination was made with subsequent extirpation of the submandibular node.Cultivation revealed infection caused by Mycobycterium chelonae, and based on sensitivity test to antibacterialdrugs, the girl was successfully treated by a triple combination of antibiotics.

Key words:
peripheral lymphadenitis, Mycobacterium chelonae

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