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Ocheni S

Departments of Morbid Anatomy and Hematology and Immunology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku­Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in South‑Eastern Nigeria; a 15 Years Histopathologic Review (2000‑2014)
    Author(s): Ukekwe FI*, Olusina DB, Banjo AAF, Akinde OR, Nzegwu MA, Okafor OC and Ocheni S

    Background: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic has brought about a resurgence in tuberculosis (TB), especially in developing countries. Previous studies on TB lymphadenitis (TBLN) in Southâ??Eastern Nigeria were done before the advent of the HIV pandemic making a review pertinent. Aim: To evaluate the role of TBLN as a cause of superficial lymphadenopathy in the postâ??HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) era of Southâ??Eastern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: This is a 15 years (2000–2014) retrospective review of all superficial lymph node biopsies (SLNBs) received at the Department of Morbid Anatomy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Itukuâ??Ozalla Enugu, Nigeria. Results: One hundred and seventyâ??two cases of TBLN were identified in this study constituting 14.6% (172/1,180) of SLNBs received at our Hospital’s.. Read More»

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