Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Suspected cervical adenitis should be treated with course of oral antibiotics.
Inflammatory disease of neck unresponsive to oral antibiotics may represent atypical mycobacteria infection or congenital cysts.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
CT of neck with contrast useful for deep neck masses not associated with the thyroid. UM Radiology preferred. If imaging is done at outside facility, patients MUST bring the actual films with them to appointment.
Persistent inflammatory lymphadenopathy should have CBC with differential, monospot, and Toxoplasma gondii titers.