原発性上咽頭結核例 [in Japanese] A Case of Primary Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis [in Japanese]
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We report a case of primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis in a 27-year-old woman who had immigrated to Japan from Vietnam. She initially complained of right cervical swelling. A red granular mass with ulcer was observed in the nasopharyx. A biopsy from the nasopharynx showed tuberculous changes. Tubercle bacilli were detected in a smear of pharyngeal discharge. Since there were no apparent pulmonary tuberculous lesions, we diagnosed the case as primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis with tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis.<br>The nasopharyngeal lesion disappeared after three weeks anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy. Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis increased despite chemotherapy, and required dissection and drainage.<br>Anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy was administered by a short course of carefully monitored treatment.
- Pract.Otol. (Kyoto)
Pract.Otol. (Kyoto) 101(4), 275-279, 2008-04-01
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