The aetiology of acute cervical adenitis in children: Serological and bacteriological studies

T. Yamauchi, P. Ferrieri, B. F. Anthony

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Abstract

Acute cervical adenitis was investigated in 26 children over a 33-month period. Lymph nodes were aspirated and cultured to, yield Staphylococcus aureus or group-A streptococci or both from 22 (84.6%) of the aspirates. Mycobacterium kansasii was isolated from one child. By combined culture and serial serological tests (antistreptolysin-O, anti-DNAase B, and anti-NADase), 50% of the cases were found to be associated with streptococcal infection. In a few children, S. aureus was the only organism recovered, and appeared to be the aetiological agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of medical microbiology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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