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Primary Nasal Tuberculosis in a 10-Year-Old Girl


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1 Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
2 Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
3 Pediatric Chest Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
 

Nasal tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity which mainly presents in elderly people. Nasal tuberculosis has always been considered to be secondary to tuberculosis of the lungs, and in rare instances it is a primary infection, usually when mycobacteria are inhaled. We describe the case of a 10-year-old girl who was successfully treated for primary nasal tuberculosis.This patient is one of the very few children who have been reported to have primary nasal tuberculosis.
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Murat Ozer
Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
Yasemin Ozsurekci
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
Ali Bulent Cengiz
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
Ugur Ozcelik
Pediatric Chest Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
Ebru Yalcin
Pediatric Chest Diseases, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey
Ozay Gokoz
Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 6100 Ankara, Turkey

Abstract


Nasal tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity which mainly presents in elderly people. Nasal tuberculosis has always been considered to be secondary to tuberculosis of the lungs, and in rare instances it is a primary infection, usually when mycobacteria are inhaled. We describe the case of a 10-year-old girl who was successfully treated for primary nasal tuberculosis.This patient is one of the very few children who have been reported to have primary nasal tuberculosis.