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Caspian J Intern Med 2012, 3(1): 397-399 Back to browse issues page
Laryngeal tuberculosis without pulmonary involvement
Keyvan Kiakojuri *, Mohammad Reza Hasanjani Roushan
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Background: Tuberculosis of the larynx is a rare form of tuberculosis. Patients usually present with hoarseness or dysphagia and other nonspecific constitutional symptoms like fever or localized pain. In this study, we present a case of primary vocal cord lesion with tuberculosis.
Case presentation: A 72 year old man presented with hoarseness of voice, low grade fever, and night sweating with in three month duration. Laryncoscopic study showed unilateral thickening of vocal cord and biopsy of the lesion showed granuloma with caseous necrosis. Chest x-ray was normal. The patient was treated with standard regimen of tuberculosis and was cured after 6 months of therapy.
Conclusion: Laryngeal tuberculosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with hoarseness without pulmonary involvement in endemic regions of tuberculosis.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Primary, Vocal cord, Hoarseness
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Infectious Diseases
Received: 2014/01/15 | Accepted: 2014/01/15 | Published: 2014/01/15
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Kiakojuri K, Hasanjani Roushan M R. Laryngeal tuberculosis without pulmonary involvement. Caspian J Intern Med 2012; 3 (1) :397-399
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