n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis : case report

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare entity. We report a case (the first in our medical college) of a 40-year-old woman who presented with a foul-smelling nasal discharge. Nasal endoscopy was normal, except for irregular nasopharyngeal mucosa. A biopsy was taken, which indicated the presence of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. The patient refused antituberculosis treatment, but returned 2 months later with bilateral neck nodes, which on excisional biopsy proved to be tubercular. She was then put on antituberculosis treatment, to which she responded. She is being followed up regularly.

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