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Table 3 Comparison of FNAB findings before and after 6 months of antituberculous treatment

From: Characteristics of residual lymph nodes after six months of antituberculous therapy in HIV-negative individuals with cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis

 Initial evaluationFollow-up evaluation after 6 months of treatment
(n = 165)(n = 15)
Mycobacterial findings
 TB-PCR121/158 (76.6%)10/14 (71.4%)
 AFB stain20/96 (20.8%)2/15 (13.3%)
 TB culture36/80 (45.0%)0/15 (0%)
Pathologic findings
 Granulomatous inflammation136/164 (82.9%)3/13 (23.0%)
  1. Abbreviation: FNAB Fine-needle aspiration/biopsy, TB Tuberculosis, PCR Polymerase chain reaction, AFB Acid-fast bacilli