Angio-immunoblastic lymphadenopathy is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology. It carries a high mortality mainly from infection which results both from the intrinsic immunodeficiency and its exacerbation by treatment with steroids and or cytotoxics. We report a case of angio-immunoblastic lymphadenopathy with the unusual feature of hypogammaglobulinaemia who died of miliary tuberculosis. We suggest that all patients with angio-immunoblastic lymphadenopathy who have inactive tuberculous foci should be given antituberculous prophylaxis.
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