A young man with hoarseness of voice.

Waris Qidwai, Sadaf Rehman

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A 45 year-old driver presented with a two months history of hoarseness, fever, productive cough, anorexia and weight loss. He chewed tobacco. He was previously seen and treated without benefit by a family Physician and two ear, nose and throat consultants. Crackles were heard in the left scapular region. An X-Ray of the chest showed a right apical cavity, perihilar infiltrates and blunting of left costophrenic angle. His sputum smear showed acid fast bacilli. A high index of suspicion for tuberculosis is recommended while dealing with such cases. Complete recovery of patient's voice with anti-tubercular therapy confirmed it was a case of laryngeal tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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