Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : ZD17 - ZD18

Primary Tuberculosis of Nose Causing Bilateral Nasal Obstruction and Halitosis in a 25-Year-Old Woman ZD17-ZD18

Leena Rajam, M Hari Kumar, Sabitha Hari Kumar

Correspondence
Dr. M Hari Kumar,
Dr. Hariís Dental and Oro Care, No. 711b; Opposite to Vadasery Mosque, Tvm Road, Nagercoil-629001, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drhari.omrd@gmail.com

Primary or secondary nasal tuberculosis is rare and usually, it is considered as an extra pulmonary form of tuberculosis. Nasal tuberculosis infection may spread to maxillary palatal region by contagious or haematogenous route causing palatal perforation. In some instance, it may cause septal perforation with nasal obstruction which may give rise to halitosis. We report a case where, there was bilateral nasal mucosal involvement leading to severe nasal obstruction. This rare manifestation should be considered in areas where the disease is prevalent as delay in diagnosis and treatment could lead to serious and life threatening complications due to local spread from the nose to the para nasal sinuses and brain.