CLINICAL AND LABORATORY CHARACTERISTICS OF ACUTE LYMPHADENITIS IN CHILDREN
Нerasymenko O., Klimanskyi R., Zharikov S., Herasymenko V.
Donetsk national Medical University, lyman, Ukraine
The aim of the study is to determine the clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute lymphadenitis in children.
The study was performed using retrograde analysis of diagnosis and treatment of 158 children with acute lymphadenides of nonspecific and specific etiology, di erent localization (submandibular, cervical, axillary, inguinal and other peripheral localization) who were treated at the inpatient department in the pediatric surgery of MHCF “Local oncologic dispensary of Kramatorsk” from 2015 to 2019. Among the inpatient children there were 86 (54.4%) boys and 72 (45.6%) girls. The age of the patients ranged from 2 months to 18 years. The average age of the patients was 5.8±0.61 years. The surgical procedures were performed in 131 patients (82.9%) while the non-speci c na- ture of the in ammatory process was con rmed in 102 patients (77.9%) taking into account the clinical course of the disease and the results of microbiological analysis. A speci c in ammatory process was found out in 29 patients (22.1%). It was clini- cally detected that 18 children (13.7%) had BCG-lymphadenitis (con rmed by histological examination) and 11 patients (8.4%) had benign lymphoreticulosis (felinosis) among them.
Due to the use of shear wave elastography 62.9% of the chil- dren were able to avoid any surgery, extra puncture and they were treated conservatively.