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Online J Otolaryngol. 2012; 2(1): 59-67

Secondary Tuberculosis of Tonsil case report and literature review

Balasubramanian T, Geetha R, Venkatesan U.

Tuberculosis of Tonsil is almost forgotten these days. “What the mind doesn’t know the eye doesn’t see”. With increasing incidence of HIV tuberculosis is undergoing resurgence. Drug resistant strains add to the problem. Major aim of this article is to create an awareness of this condition and also to revisit earlier literature. This case report discusses a case of secondary tuberculosis of tonsil. Diagnosis should always include histopathological examination in addition to microbiology and radiology as co existent malignancy of tonsil is a strong possibility.

Key words: Secondary tuberculosis of tonsil, tuberculosis of tonsil, classification of tuberculosis of tonsil, case report of tuberculosis of tonsil, literature review of tuberculosis of tonsil

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