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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294-298

Dual presentation of tuberculosis: Otitis media with retropharyngeal abscess - The first case report


1 Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Saurabh Varshney
Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249 201, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.192187

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Tubercular otitis media is a rare disease and its association with retropharyngeal abscess is rarer. We have not come across any such case in the English literature of the dual presentation of tuberculosis to the best of our knowledge so far. Early diagnosis and prompt management are the key to reduce the disease burden and also to avoid life-threatening complications.


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