Tuberculosis presenting as epiglottitis ? A diagnostic dilemmaJournal: Otolaryngology online journal (Vol.4, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2014-06-09
Authors : FAHIM AHMED SHAH; Sunil George; HASAN Abdul CADER; SKG NAIR; K REGHUNANDANAN;
Page : 149-156
Keywords : Tuberculosis of epiglottis; case report of tuberculosis epiglottis;
We report a rare case of laryngeal tuberculosis in Oman Tuberculous affection of larynx is uncommon in Oman and is rarely been reported. Tuberculosis is a chronic illness, acute clinical presentation is unusual. We report the case of a thirty One year old lady, post renal transplant with tuberculous involvement of the larynx, who presented with symptoms and clinical signs of acute epiglottitis. ENT examination showed initially a severely swollen epiglottis which turned nodular in about two weeks. The patient had been on immunosuppressive medications and glucocorticoids post renal transplant.
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