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Cervical abscess and mediastinal adenopathy: an unusual presentation of childhood histoplasmosis

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Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic respiratory mycosis in the United States. We report the clinical and imaging findings in a case of a child with the rare presentation of a neck abscess and mediastinal lymphadenopathy secondary to acute, non-disseminated histoplasmosis. Imaging findings often mimic other granulomatous infections such as tuberculosis or neoplastic processes such as lymphoma. Histoplasmosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a child who presents with enlarged mediastinal and cervical lymphadenopathy.

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McGraw, E.P., Kane, J.M., Kleiman, M.B. et al. Cervical abscess and mediastinal adenopathy: an unusual presentation of childhood histoplasmosis. Ped Radiol 32, 862–864 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-002-0808-2

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  • Histoplasmosis Child Abscess Lymphadenopathy