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Does tuberculosis cause swollen lymph nodes in neck or colloar bone? and what are symptoms.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Tuberculosis is predominantly a disease that affect the respiratory system - causing chronic cough and shortness of breath. Left untreated, it can also affect the entire body, including the eyes, brain and internal organs.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Scrofula: When mycobacterium tuberculosis drains through the lymph fluid to the regional lymph nodes near the neck and collar bone, a reaction can occur where the lymph nodes can swell up; contiguous spread to the collar bone is unusual. If enough lymph nodes are involved around the neck, it can create bumps- not typically tender that is referred to as scrofula. Fever and sweats may also occur.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly...: Tuberculosis can cause swollen lymph nodes. Other symptoms include fevers, night sweats, weight loss, cough with sputum production, etc. If you think you have tuberculosis, see your doctor do you can be tested and treated if positive.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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