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A Rare Case of Disseminated Tuberculosis - Laryngeal Tuberculosis with Lupus Vulgaris and Pulmonary Tuberculosis

19 Oct 2014

Laryngeal tuberculosis is a rare disease (incidence <1%). It is almost always associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. Lupus vulgaris is a common morphologic form of cutaneous tuberculosis, but this type of association with laryngeal and pulmonary tuberculosis is rare. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with hoarseness of voice, dysphagia, crusting plaque over upper lip, nose, naso and oropharynx and in the larynx. Bronchoscopy revealed a proliferative growth in the epiglottis which was diagnosed as laryngeal tuberculosis on histopathology.

KEYWORDS: Disseminated Tuberculosis, Laryngeal Tuberculosis, Lupus Vulgaris.

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