Primary Nasal Tuberculosis in a 10-Year-Old Girl

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Ozer M., ÖZSÜREKCİ Y., CENGİZ A. B., Ozcelik U., Yalcin E., GÖKÖZ Ö.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES & MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.2016, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.