Incidence of tuberculosis is on the rise, mainly due to an increase of AIDS, shifting populations and modification of bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunization programs. Tuberculosis of the larynx is not as rare as generally reported. We described a case of active pulmonary tuberculosis with laryngeal involvement in an immunocompetent pediatric host, presenting with night sweats, chest pain, low grade fever and dysphonia. Patient was managed with anti-tubercular treatment and the recovery was successful, with the complete regression of lesions and symptoms.

A case of laryngeal tuberculosis in a pediatric patient / V. Giacomet, C.M. Bonardi, L. Paradiso, S. Coletto, A. Vigano, V. Fabiano, G.V. Zuccotti. - In: ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TROPICAL DISEASE. - ISSN 2222-1808. - 4:suppl. 2(2014 Feb), pp. 656-658. [10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60700-3]

A case of laryngeal tuberculosis in a pediatric patient

V. Giacomet;V. Fabiano
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G.V. Zuccotti
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2014-02

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Incidence of tuberculosis is on the rise, mainly due to an increase of AIDS, shifting populations and modification of bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunization programs. Tuberculosis of the larynx is not as rare as generally reported. We described a case of active pulmonary tuberculosis with laryngeal involvement in an immunocompetent pediatric host, presenting with night sweats, chest pain, low grade fever and dysphonia. Patient was managed with anti-tubercular treatment and the recovery was successful, with the complete regression of lesions and symptoms.
ENT tuberculosis; Larynx; Pediatric laryngeal tuberculosis; Tuberculosis
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
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