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Title: Tuberculosis of the tonsil revisited
Authors: Anim, J.T.
Dawlatly, E.E.
Keywords: Adolescent
Hospitals, Special
Middle Age
Saudi Arabia
Tuberculosis, Oral
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: West African Journal of Medicine
Citation: Anim, J. T., & Dawlatly, E. E. (1991). Tuberculosis of the tonsil revisited. West African Journal of Medicine, 10(2), 194-197.
Abstract: With the advent of effective antituberculous therapy and pasteurisation of cow's milk, there has been considerable reduction in the worldwide prevalence of tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis of the tonsil is now an uncommon finding, tonsillar granulomata are occasionally seen by histopathologists and rarely, some contain tuberculous organisms. One such case has prompted us to examine the tonsils of seventeen cases of open pulmonary tuberculosis complaining of sore throat, dysphagia or other pharyngeal symptoms. No granulomata were demonstrated in fourteen who yielded representative tonsillar tissue, underlining the rarity of association between secondary pulmonary tuberculosis and tonsillar involvement.
ISSN: 0189160X
Appears in Collections:Department of Pathology 9

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