My daughter is 12 years old and we live in Pune - India. Recently there was a slight enlargement on her left neck while she was on vacation to another city. Before she left there was a swelling but we did not do anything as her exams were on. On World TB day last Saturday, my wife took her to a pimary care physician, subsequent tests were ordered - ultrasound of neck showed cervical lymphadenopathy with 8-10 nodes with the maximum node of 2x3 cm and finally an FNAC was done. Pus was aspirated and read on slides and also AFB stain was done. The AFB staining came as negative but the doctor who read the slide seems to be unclear and says an excisional biopsy may be useful to confirm tuberculous or non-tuberculous nature of the infection. He mentioned that it seems like granulomatous lymph node.
She has been started on anti TB meds today and I am going to take her a physician in Pune.
Not sure what is in store. Will she be able to take the meds for 9 months and should she take a break from school for a year...