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Bizarre Laryngo-Pharyngeal Manifestation in Disseminated Tuberculosis

Journal: Austin Journal of Clinical Case Reports (Vol.1, No. 6)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Laryngeal tuberculosis; Pharyngeal tuberculosis; Uvular destruction; Military dissemination;

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Tuberculosis is known by the adage “the great mimic” because of its multisystem polymorphic manifestations. In countries with high tuberculosis burden, the medical practitioner may encounter such bizarre presentations that it is almost like rediscovering tuberculosis. We present a case of young lady presenting with absolute dysphagia, multiple ulceroproliferative lesions involving both oropharynx and larynx in addition to concurrent miliary tuberculosis. The biopsy from oropharyngeal lesions clinched the diagnosis and the patient responded to antitubercular chemotherapy. The simultaneous occurrence of ulceroproliferative oropharyngeal lesions and miliary tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient is intriguing and extremely rare.

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