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

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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