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Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2006 Feb;26(1):38-42.

Otorhinolaryngology-related tuberculosis.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy. FilippoRicciardiello@libero.it

Abstract

Data from personal case histories, from 1984 to 2000 inclusive, are reported in order to contribute to a better understanding of some of the clinical and epidemiological ENT associated TB aspects. Analysis of these data shows that: (1) Like the pulmonary form, ENT localizations are increasing due to the traditional risk factors (immigration, poverty, immunodeficiency, drug addiction). (2) They are generally clinically primitive forms (which are found in extrapulmonary regions as the first expression of tubercular disease) and typically affect young people with a slight prevalence among females. Lymph gland localizations are the most frequent.

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