Issue N# 3 - 2007
Primary nasal tuberculosis: A case report
Authors : Hemmaoui B, Darouassi Y, Errami N, Nadour K, Elboukhari A, Zalagh M, Abrouq A, Azendour B, Jira M, Zoubeir Y, Rimani M.
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2007;128,3:193-195.
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We report a case of a 36 year old woman who presented a chronic rhinitis and a hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates. Primary nasal tuberculosis was discovered by chance after the inferior turbinectomy. Primary nasal tuberculosis is very rare and is more frequent in women. Symptomatology is often unilateral with nasal obstruction, anterior rhinorrhea or epistaxis. The clinical examination may discover ulceration or a polyp located generally in the nasal septum or the inferior turbinate. Diagnosis relies on the anatomopathologic and bacteriological examinations. The treatment is mainly medical based on antituberculosis drugs. In the light of this case report, a review of the literature was made.
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