Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the head and neck in immunocompetent children: CT and MR findings.

@article{Robson1999NontuberculousMI,
  title={Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the head and neck in immunocompetent children: CT and MR findings.},
  author={Caroline D Robson and Rohan Hazra and Patrick D. Barnes and R L Robertson and Danielle L. Jones and Robert N Husson},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1829-35}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) commonly manifest as cervicofacial adenitis in otherwise healthy children. The aim of this study was to characterize the imaging findings of NTM infection of the head and neck in immunocompetent children. METHODS The medical records and imaging examinations (CT in 10, MR in two) were reviewed in 12 immunocompetent children with NTM infection of the head and neck. RESULTS The usual presentation (n = 9) was of an… CONTINUE READING
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