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  Retrospective evaluation of chidren with lymphadenopathy: Single centre experince [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(3): 340-344 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2020.60243  

Retrospective evaluation of chidren with lymphadenopathy: Single centre experince

Serap Karaman1, Enver Uslu1, MURAT BAŞARANOĞLU1, Tülay Kamaşak2, Eda Çelebi Bitkin1
1Department of Pediatrics, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, TURKEY
2Department of Pediatric Neurology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, TURKEY

INTRODUCTION: Lymphadenopathy (LAP) is a common clinical finding in childhood. It is mostly reactive and has a good prognosis. Childhood cancers rarely occur. In our study, it was aimed to investigate the clinical and laboratory features of patients who were sent to the general child outpatient clinic due to LAP.
METHODS: The records of patients with LAP who applied to our General Children's outpatient clinics between January 2018 and December 2019 retrospectively. Age, gender, duration of complaint, treatment, systemic signs and symptoms, features of lymph node, laboratory results was recorded
RESULTS: The median age of 90 patients included in the study was 7 years; It takes place between 3-19 years. The complaints of the application were the most common neck swelling and submandibular and axillary sore after the second. Thirty (33%) of our cases had sore throat. Spleen and liver size were detected in 18 cases. In our study, 16% of cases were performed biopsi. Reactive hyperplasia in nine cases, nodular fasciitis in one case, granulomatous lymphadenitis in two cases, malignancy in two cases and Castleman Disease in one case were detected.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: We found that childhood lymphadenopathy frequently develops due to benign causes.

Keywords: Child, lymphadenopathy, Lymphadenitis, Lymph nodes

Serap Karaman, Enver Uslu, MURAT BAŞARANOĞLU, Tülay Kamaşak, Eda Çelebi Bitkin. Retrospective evaluation of chidren with lymphadenopathy: Single centre experince. Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(3): 340-344

Corresponding Author: Serap Karaman, Türkiye

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