Lymphatic System and Tuberculosis Affection


The immune system includes the lymphatic system, which works in conjunction with the circulatory system. One of the most frequent locations for extrapulmonary TB to occur is lymph nodes. In addition to being the starting point for the adaptive immune system, lymph nodes provide favourable environments for Mycobacterium tuberculosis to proliferate and persist. The symptoms of superficial tuberculous lymphadenopathy might range from a single tuberculous infection to widespread Koch’s disease or possibly an underlying significant organ involvement. A comprehensive study is advised if a diagnosis of superficial tuberculous lymphadenopathy is made since the lymphatic system plays a significant role in systemic disease.

Author(s) Details:

Deepali Rahul Gaikwad,
Department of Pulmonology, PCMC’s Postgraduate Institute YCM Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India.

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Keywords: Lymphatic system, superficial Tuberculous lymphadenopathy (Tuberculous lymphadenitis), Abdominal ultrasound (USG abdomen),  FNAC.

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