Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Primary tuberculosis of the posterior oropharyngeal wall

  • D. Hajioff (a1), M. H. Snow (a2), H. Thaker (a2) and J. A. Wilson (a1)

Abstract

We report a case of primary tuberculosis of the posterior oropharyngeal wall presenting with sore throat, fever and malaise. Pharyngeal tuberculosis is rare and usually occurs with primary pulmonary disease. Primary disease has been reported in small numbers in the nasopharynx and palatine tonsil but never before, to our knowledge, in the posterior oropharyngeal wall.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Mr Daniel Hajioff, Department of Otolaryngology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DN. Fax: +44 973 473662 e-mail: dh@pobox.com

References

Hide All
Bath, A. P., O'Flynn, P., Gibbin, K. P. (1992) Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. Journal of Otology and Laryngology 106: 10791080.
Cleary, K., Batsakis, J. G. (1995) Mycobacterial disease of the head and neck: Current perspective. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 104: 830833.
Gehanno, P., Veber, F., Guedon, C., Pichelin, F., Lachman, J., Martin, M., Vilde, J. (1980) A propos de cinq cas de tuberculose pharyngee observes en un an. Annales d'Oto-Laryngology (Paris) 97: 923928.
Kapur, V., Li, L., Kamrick, M. R. (1995) Rapid mycobacterial species assignment and umabiguous identification of mutations associated with antimicrobial resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by DNA sequencing. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 119: 131138.
Raman, R., Kuruvilla, A., Bakthaviziam, A. (1979) Carcinoma of the palatine tonsil coexisting with tuberculosis. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 93: 927931.
Rohwedder, J. (1974) Upper respiratory tract tuberculosis. Sixteen cases in a general hospital. Annals of Internal Medicine 80: 708713.
Sharma, H. S., Kurl, D. N., Kamal, M. Z. M. (1998) Tuberculoid granulomatous lesion of the pharynx – Review of the literature. Auris Nasus Larynx 25: 187191.
Verma, A., Mann, S. B. S., Randotra, B. (1989) Primary tuberculosis of the tongue. Ear Nose and Throat Journal 68: 719720.

Keywords

Primary tuberculosis of the posterior oropharyngeal wall

  • D. Hajioff (a1), M. H. Snow (a2), H. Thaker (a2) and J. A. Wilson (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed