Tuberculous deep neck infection in a soldier, preceding miliary tuberculosis: A diagnostic dilemma

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Bayazit Y., Ozer E., Kanlikama M., Mumbuc S., Bayazit N., Yilmaz M.

MILITARY MEDICINE, vol.170, no.12, pp.1066-1068, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 170 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.7205/milmed.170.12.1066
  • Title of Journal : MILITARY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1066-1068


Tuberculosis can affect every organ, most importantly the lungs, and worldwide it is the leading cause of death attributable to a single infectious agent. Tuberculous involvement of the neck is also possible. Patients mostly present with masses or draining fistulas in the neck, which are mostly located in the posterior cervical, submandibular, and supraclavicular regions. We report on a soldier who presented with a tuberculous deep neck infection, followed by miliary tuberculosis. The clinical presentation and diagnostic dilemmas are discussed.