Q. I have tubercular cervical lymph nodes. What does it mean and how to cure it?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 22, 2022


I need to consult a pulmonologist regarding the attached reports. USG and HRCT reports are attached. Kindly help.

Thank you.



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Thank you for your question on icliniq, and I understand your concern.

I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).

I noticed tubercular cervical lymph nodes.

Do you experience any respiratory symptoms?

Kindly answer and reach back.

Thank you.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, doctor, as per the reports, tubercular cervical lymph nodes are there, and what does it mean?

Also, I do not have any respiratory symptoms. I do not have any weight loss or fever.

Please suggest some treatment.

Thank you.



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Thank you for your follow-up question on icliniq.

Tubercular cervical lymph nodes mean TB (tuberculosis) infection in neck lymph nodes. We all have lymph nodes in our bodies. When they enlarge, it is mostly due to an infection. So we do FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) to identify the infection. In this case, FNAC reveals TB infection. So you have a Tubercular cervical lymph node.

I suggest starting the following drugs,

1. Rcinex (Rifampicin and Isoniazid) tablet (600/300).

2. Tablet Pyzina (Pyrazinamide) (1500 mg).

3. Tablet Combutol (Ethambutol) (1200 mg).

All tablets should be taken after breakfast in the morning for two months.

Then, I suggest repeating the ultrasound neck to identify a reduction in the size of lymph nodes.

I suggest continuing with Rcinex and Combutol after two months and stopping Pyzina after two months.

The total treatment duration is six to eight months.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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