Chronic large non healing ulcer: Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection of the laryngopharynx

Nurfarissa Hussin, Marina Mat Baki, Abdullah Sani Mohamed

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Abstract

We describe a case of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection of the larynx in a previously well, immunocompetent young woman. Laryngeal mycobacterial infection is rare and currently accounts for less than 1% of all cases. A diagnostic dilemma often occurs because it may mimic laryngeal carcinoma, chronic laryngitis, or laryngeal candidiasis. This case highlights the importance of considering non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Family Medicine
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

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Hypopharynx
Ulcer
Infection
Laryngitis
Candidiasis
Larynx
Differential Diagnosis
Carcinoma

Keywords

  • Laryngopharynx
  • Larynx
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • Pharynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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Chronic large non healing ulcer : Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection of the laryngopharynx. / Hussin, Nurfarissa; Mat Baki, Marina; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani.

In: Korean Journal of Family Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 5, 01.09.2017, p. 303-306.

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