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Primary nasal tuberculosis-a rare clinical entity

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July 14, 2011
by Sandeep Lerra, MS (ENT), Tanvir Nazir, MS (ENT), Sajjad Mir Qadri, MS (ENT), and Masod Kirmani, MS (ENT)


Primary tuberculosis of the nose is very rare. We report a case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with bilateral nasal obstruction and epistaxis of 3 months' duration but who was otherwise healthy. She was diagnosed with primary nasal septal tuberculosis and was treated with antituberculosis DOTS (directly observed treatment, short course) therapy for 6 months with complete recovery. Given the resurgence of tuberculosis in recent times, it is important that clinicians remain aware of this rare and treatable clinical entity.

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