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caseous granulomatous inflammation
Dec 10, 2001

Dear Doc, what is caseous granulomatous inflammation? I had a lymph node biopsied and the diagnosis says caseous granulomatous inflammation. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Caseous means cheese-like; granulomatous inflammation describes the arrangement in tissue of certain types of white blood cells in response to certain kinds of infections caused by mycobacteria or fungi. The two terms together describes the typical way that tissue looks after infection with a mycobacterium, such as TB. You should be taking a combination of medications active against TB until the final results of your biopsy are known.

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