Primary nasal tuberculosis: a case report

Fadlullah Aksoy, Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, Umit Taşkın, Gülüm Bayraktar, Osman Karaaslan
2010 Turkish Journal of Tuberculosis & Thorax  
Tuberculosis can involve virtually any organ and it manifests itself in various forms. When tuberculosis is as widespread as it is currently in this paper. Primary nasal tuberculosis is a rare disease. The clinicians fail to diagnose its symptoms as primary nasal tuberculosis and therefore its diagnosis and treatment is often delayed. We aim to present in the light of relevant literature the case of a 60-year-old woman with epistaxis and crusting who was admitted to a clinic. A biopsy of the
more » ... A biopsy of the marginal tissue was performed. The diagnosis was based on histopathology and successful response to antituberculous drug treatment. The basic principles that the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis and extra-pulmonary forms of the disease to elucidate the clinical characteristics of nasal tuberculosis and to discuss its diagnostic difficulties.
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