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Infect Chemother. 2006 Apr;38(2):101-103. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JS , Na DJ , Lee SH , Park Y , Hong YC , Ko KT , Park SM , Han SH , Park SH , Lim JC , Lee YD , Cho YS , Han MS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Sun General Hospital, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea.

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.

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