Tuberculosis of Waldeyer’s Ring with an Atypical Presentation as Chronic Adeno-Tonsilitis

Kamath, Panduranga M and Shenoy , Vijendra S and *, Nirupama M and *, Vishnu Prasad and Majeed, Nazeem Abdul (2015) Tuberculosis of Waldeyer’s Ring with an Atypical Presentation as Chronic Adeno-Tonsilitis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (2). MD01-MD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Abstract

Primary tuberculosis of the oropharynx and nasopharynx is a rare clinical entity.It usually arises secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis. We report a rare case of a 20-year-female, who presented with fever and throat pain. Examination revealed hypertrophied adenoids and tonsils, which was ultimately proved as tuberculosis.Enlargement of the palatine tonsils could be due to a multitude of causes, and a thorough evaluation is necessary to arrive at the right diagnosis.Increased awareness of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tuberculosis is important in tropical countries, as the disease may be overlooked resulting in inappropriate management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenotonsils, Langhans giant cells, Oral cavity
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 06:39
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 06:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141952

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