Management of lymphadenitis due to non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in children.
PURPOSE: Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection is an important cause of cervico-facial lymph node enlargement in young children. The optimal treatment is thought to be early complete excision without chemotherapy. We compared management of patients referred to our centre to this "gold standard" and determined clinical outcomes by type of primary surgical intervention (complete excision vs. incomplete excision). METHODS: Retrospective study of management and clinical outcomes of all c...Expand abstract
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