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Two Cases of Pharyngeal Tuberculosis Secondary to Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Jae Su Kim, M.D.1, Dong Jib Na, M.D.2, Sung Hoon Lee, M.D.1, Yol Park, M.D.1, Young Chul Hong, M.D.1Kyoung Tae Ko, M.D.1, Sang Min Park, M.D.1, Sang Hoon Han, M.D.1, Sang Hoon Park, M.D.1Jun Cheol Lim, M.D.1, Yang Deok Lee, M.D.2, Yong Seon Cho, M.D.2,
1Department of Internal Medicine, Sun General Hospital, 2Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon
Vol.38 Num.2 (p101~103)
Pharyngeal involvement of tuberculosis is rare and is seen only in massive sputum positive patients with cavitating pulmonary tuberculosis. The pharyngeal lesions are secondary to aspiration of heavily infected sputum from lung and consist of painful shallow ulcers in pharynx. Chronic sore throat and unexplained dysphagia should alert the clinician to possibility of tuberculosis, especially in the countries where tuberculosis is endemic. We report two cases of pharyngeal tuberculosis with pulmonary tuberculosis, one of which has concurrent laryngeal and intestinal tuberculosis. Histological and bacteriological examinations established the diagnosis of pharyngeal tuberculosis associated with pulmonary focus.
Keywords : Tuberculosis, Pharynx