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Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2020
Article Page : 336-338
Tuberculosis is one of the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Primary tuberculosis of tonsils in absence of pulmonary involvement is a rare entity with an incidence of less than 5%. Palatine tonsils are located at a site which is frequently exposed with infected sputum or saliva. Chronic tonsillitis with enlarged tonsils and sore throat are the main clinical presentation. We report a case of primary tuberculosis of tonsils in a 21- year old male who presented with chief complaints of sore throat, difficulity in swallowing, odynophagia and swelling neck since 4 months. Final diagnosis of tonsillar tuberculosis was made on histopathology.
Keywords: Sore throat, Tonsil, Tonsillitis, Tuberculosis.
How to cite : Hassan M J, Panhotra S, Mohroo R N, Khan S , Jetley S , Tonsillar Tuberculosis: Report of a common infection at a rare location. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2020;5(3):336-338
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