Clinical study of pharyngeal and laryngeal tuberculosis

Authors:Raghavendra Prasad KU, Vinay Kumar MV, Manohar SR, Chanveerappa
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(1): 3888-3892  |  PDF File

Abstract

Tuberculosis remains a major source of Morbidity and mortality in India. Every year, each sputum positive patient can infect approximately 10 to 15 persons. Aim and objectives : 1. To study clinical symptoms of pharyngeal and laryngeal Tuberculosis with respect to sputum positive and negative for acid fast bacilli. 2. To study the site of pharyngeal and laryngeal involvement in sputum positive and sputum negative patients. Tuberculosis is a common granulomatous disease in ENT.Larynx is commonly involved, but the pharynx is rarely becomes involved1. Tuberculosis of pharynx and Larynx is usually associated with pulmonary involvement. The clinical data of 24 patients with Tuberculosis of Pharynx and Larynx from September 2006 to September 2009 were studied. Among 24 patients, one patient has got purely pharyngeal tuberculosis, two patients diagnosed as pharyngeal and laryngeal tuberculosis, rest of the patients were diagnosed as laryngeal tuberculosis.