Objectives: To investigate toxoplasmosis in patients
with lymphoid hyperplasia of head and neck.
Patients and Methods: In this study, 53 patients (32
males, 21 females; mean age 11.2±4.3, range 5 to 22)
were investigated. There were hypertrophic tonsillitis in
13 patients, hypertrophic tonsillitis and adenoid hyperplasia
in 22 patients, adenoid hyperplasia in 10 patients
and lymphadenopathy of the neck in 8 patients. In
venous blood samples of patients, IgM and IgG antibody
of Toxoplasma gondii were investigated with
Enzyme Lynked Immuno Absorbent Assay (Axsym-
Results: Positive IgG was determined in 23 patients
(48%). There was hypertrophic tonsillitis in 6, hypertrophic
tonsillitis and adenoid hyperplasia in 10, adenoid hyperplasia
in 3 and lymphadenopathy of the neck in 4 of these
patients. Positive IgM was determined in 5 patients
(9.4%). There were hypertrophic tonsillitis in one, hypertrophic
tonsillitis and adenoid hyperplasia in one and lymphadenopathy
of the neck in 3 patients.
Conclusion: Toxoplasmosis, which is known to cause of
lymphadenopathy, may be reason of lymphadenopathy
of the neck. Toxoplasmosis should be considered in differential
diagnosis of untreated patients with tonsillitis,
adenoid hyperplasia and chronic neck lymphadenopathy.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Antibadiler, protozoa/analiz/kan; ELISA;immünoglobulin/kan, lenfadenit/tanı/parazitoloji; tonsillit/etyoloji;toksoplazma/immünoloji; toksoplazmozis/komplikasyon/tanı;serolojik testler.