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FRANCESCO MARTINES

A patient with toxoplasmosis as a cause of submental lymphadenopathy

  • Autori: Sireci, F.; Bruno, R.; Martines, F.; Freni, F.; Cicciu, M.; Galletti, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2019
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/391816

Abstract

Submental mass secondary to toxoplasmosis is a rare condition and physicians rarely consider its diagnosis. The presented case reports a 43-year-old woman referred with a constant, painless, edema located in the submental area for 2 weeks. Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis was established by the positive serological finding after an accurate medical history of the infectious disease specialist (the patient had eaten raw meat). The patient underwent antimicrobial therapy with resolution of lymphadenopathy. According to review of literature, the article aims to remind clinicians, maxillofacial surgeons, and otolaryngologists that a neck mass can be related to the infectious cause with involving of lymph node like as toxoplasmosis. Therefore, a serological diagnosis should be considered before moving to needle biopsy or excisional biopsy of neck mass.