Tuberculosis of nose and palate with vanishing uvula

Baruah, B.; Goyal, A.; Shunyu, N. B.; Lynrah, Z. A.; Raphael, V.
January 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
During the past two decades, tuberculosis - both pulmonary and extrapulmonary - has re-emerged as a major health problem worldwide. Nasal tuberculosis - either primary or secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis or facial lupus - is rare, but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nasal granulomas. We describe a case of tuberculosis in an adult male who presented with palatal perforation with vanishing uvula and arch deformity of the palate. The diagnosis was based on histopathology and patient's successful response to antituberculous drug treatment.


Related Articles

  • Primary Gingival Tuberculosis Diagnosis: A Difficult Endeavor. Gelli, Vamsi; Mutalik, Sunil S.; Mutalik, Vimi Sunil; Manyam, Ravikant // Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p137 

    Aim: To highlight the importance of considering tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis even in the absence of confirmation from several investigations and diagnostic aides. Background: Tuberculosis is a common infectious granulomatous disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria. An...

  • Isolated Right Upper Eyelid Tuberculosis: A Case Report with Review of the Literature. AGRAWAL, RANJAN; AGARWAL, SANDEEP // Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research;Aug2012, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p1068 

    We are reporting herewith a case of 54-year old lady who presented with a painless, peanut sized swelling in the right upper eyelid which was there since the past 2 months. No other local or systemic features were associated with it. An incisional biopsy was performed under local anaesthesia....

  • An unusual case of appendicitis. Constantinescu, Cora; Vayalumkal, Joseph; Fisher, Dina // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 16, p1241 

    The article describes a case of a teenage male patient who was diagnosed with appendicular tuberculosis (TB). Topics discussed include the pathological findings showing florid necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, use of Mantoux test and chest radiography to examine the presence of multifocal...

  • Primary Tuberculosis of the Appendix: A Rare Cause of a Common Disease. Sharath Chandra, B. J.; Girish, T. U.; Thrishuli, P. B.; Vinay, H. G. // Journal of Surgical Technique & Case Report;Jan-Jun2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p32 

    Tuberculosis is still a common infection in India. Although the ileocecal region is the most affected part in intestinal tuberculosis, acute tuberculous appendicitis is quite a rare entity. Our case report highlights a rare presentation of tuberculosis and a brief review of literature.

  • Co-Occurrence of Intracerebral Tuberculoma With Lumbar Intramedullary Tuberculoma. Chitre, Prachi S.; Tullu, Milind S.; Sawant, H. V.; Ghildiyal, Radha G. // Journal of Child Neurology;May2009, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p606 

    Tuberculosis is common in India, but the co-occurrence of intracranial and intramedullary tuberculomas as a manifestation of central nervous system tuberculosis is extremely rare in children. We report a case of concurrent intracranial and lumbar intramedullary tuberculomas in a 6-year-old girl....

  • A brownish red facial plaque. Janjua, Shahbaz A. // Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p353 

    The article poses a question about the correct diagnosis for a middle-aged woman who presented with a large, well-demarcated brownish red plaque on the right side of her face, adding that a histopathologic examination has revealed multiple granulomas surrounded by chronic inflammatory cells. It...

  • Primary Tuberculosis of Tonsils: A Case Report. Prasad, Pooja; Bhardwaj, Minakshi Bhardwaj // Case Reports in Medicine;2012, p1 

    Tuberculosis is one of the major causes of ill health and death worldwide. Isolated tuberculosis of tonsil in the absence of active pulmonary tuberculosis is a very rare clinical entity. A 10-year-male child presented with recurrent episodes of upper respiratory tract infections, with 2-3...

  • The role of polymerase chain reaction in the management of osteoarticular tuberculosis. Vivek Pandey; Kiran Chawla; Kiran Acharya; Sripathi Rao; Sugandhi Rao // International Orthopaedics;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p801 

    Abstract  A dependable method for the rapid diagnosis of osteoarticular tuberculosis has become increasingly important, as routine methods are neither very sensitive nor very specific. The objective of this study is to verify the reliability of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the...

  • Tuberculous hilar lymphadenopathy progressing after isoniazid administration. Yano, Shuichi // Journal of Infection & Chemotherapy (Springer Science & Business;Jun2012, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p399 

    Right hilar lymphadenopathy was the only radiologic finding in an immunocompetent 19-year-old man with a positive whole blood interferon-γ enzyme-linked immunosorbent test (QuantiFERON-TB-2G). Because his initial treating physician did not notice the lung lesion on chest radiography,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics