International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8 (2019)

Etiology of Cervical lymphadenopathy: A study in a tertiary care hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Dr. Shaha Ashrafozzaman, Enamul Karim, Dr. Hasina Akhtar

This cross sectional observational study was carried out with an aim to assess the etiological pattern of patient having cervical lymphadenopathy. A total of 115 patients presented with cervical lymphadenopathy both inpatient and outpatient department of Medicine in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, during March 2014 to December 2014, were included in this study. A total of 115 consecutive patients having cervical lymphadenopathy both inpatient and outpatient department in the above mentioned hospitals were enrolled in this study to assess the etiological pattern of patient having cervical lymphadenopathy. Almost one third (29.6%) patients belonged to age 21-30 years and the mean age was found 42.1±15.6 years. The association between age with histological findings it was observed that lymphoma was found 27.6% in patients belonged to age 41-50 years, tuberculosis 14(43.8%) patients belonged to age 21-30 years, metastatic carcinoma was 10(41.7%) patients belonged to age 51-60 years, nonspecific lymphadenopathy 11(45.8%) patients belonged to age 21-30 years. Male to female ratio was 2.6:1. More than three fourth patients were married. More than one fourth, patients were laborer, one third were businessman, and others were housewives, student, and unemployed. More than half of the patients came from lower class and others from middle class family.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shaha Ashrafozzaman, Enamul Karim, Dr. Hasina Akhtar. Etiology of Cervical lymphadenopathy: A study in a tertiary care hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 40-45
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