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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-105

Bilateral otitis media and nasopharyngitis as the presentation of tuberculosis

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Pulau Pinang, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Prof. Mohd Khairi Md Daud
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_17_20

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious disease worldwide. It most commonly affects the lungs, though any organ can be affected. Upper respiratory tract involvement is uncommon, and involvement of the nasopharynx with bilateral TB otitis media is even rarer. These conditions can be overlooked and often mistaken for other more common and less extensive diseases, and these can lead to delay of diagnosis. We report a case of a 29-year-old man who presented with bilateral reduced hearing and tinnitus, but he was found to have TB of the nasopharynx, otitis media, and lung.

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