Primary tonsillar tuberculosis: a forgotten clinical identity

  • Seyyed Jafar Motahari Clinical Research Development Unit of Bou-Ali Sina Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Parvaneh Afshar Research and Development of Referral Laboratory, Deputy of Health Management, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Maryam Ghasemi Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Lale Vahedi Larijani Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran; Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Somayeh Sheidaei Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Keywords: Tonsil; Tuberculosis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Lymphadenopathy

Abstract

Primary tonsillar tuberculosis is an uncommon entity and a diagnostic challenge. Misdiagnosis can be prevented with early professional para-clinical finding. The true diagnosis is often delayed and infection management depends on recognizing disease patterns and early laboratory documentation.
This rare clinical caseation granuloma with positive clinical symptoms, negative results of radiology/laboratory and alone based on histopathological finding without any Mycobacterium particle indicates the role of an accurate laboratory/pathology finding for urgent medical intervention treatment and lifesaving of patients, particularly in immunocompromised group.

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Published
2019-12-29
How to Cite
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Motahari SJ, Afshar P, Ghasemi M, Vahedi Larijani L, Sheidaei S. Primary tonsillar tuberculosis: a forgotten clinical identity. Iran J Microbiol. 11(6):542-545.
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