Tuberculosis with secondary vasculitis presenting as a nasal septal perforation

Aaron Trinidade, Muhammad Shakeel, Anooj Majithia, Sarah Woodham, Vincent Cumberworth
2011 Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons  
A 45 years old man with tuberculosis (TB) and secondary vasculitis presented with perforation of the nasal septum, involving skin and cranial nerves. Vasculitis is a recognized, tough rare complication of tuberculosis and has not been previously described in the literature as a cause of nasal septal perforation. It presents a diagnostic dilemma. The diagnostic challenges of this case are outlined, and the clinical implications are discussed.
doi:10.2011/jcpsp.631633 pmid:22015128 fatcat:4ix53iprkbhijermd34x3wukqu