Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2016;5(2):133-136. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2015.01046)

Tip of nose tuberculosis: A rare presentation of extra pulmonary tuberculosis.

Bajaj DK, Verma AK, Jaiswal R, Kant S, Patel A, Asnani M


Tuberculosis is notorious that it affects various sites of the human body and presents in different ways. One of the uncommon or rather rare presentation of extra pulmonary tuberculosis is nasal tuberculosis. The nose apart from its physiological functions also contributes to facial aesthetics and gives a defined appearance and its deformity imparts cosmetic disfigurement and unsightly appearance. Both primary and secondary forms of nasal tuberculosis are rare but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of ulcerative or crusting lesions of the nose. Here we report such a case of nasal tuberculosis, which presented as an ulcerative and crusting lesion over the tip of the nose in a female child. The patient was given antituberculous chemotherapy after establishing the diagnosis and responded well to treatment.

KEYWORDS: Nasal, tuberculosis, granuloma

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