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Acta Medica Colombiana

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SALINAS, Diana Carolina; MORENO, Diana Carolina  and  DENNIS, Rodolfo José. Pulmonary, esophageal and laryngeal tuberculosis. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2014, vol.39, n.1, pp.85-89. ISSN 0120-2448.

Abstract Tuberculosis is one of the diseases that has more impacted the global society, being influenced by the HIV pandemic, migration patterns and the use of anti-TB drugs. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is rare, being more characteristic in immunocompromised patients, whose clinical manifestations are nonspecific, thus constituting a diagnostic challenge for clinicians and in most cases delaying its detection and treatment. The case of a patient apparently immunocompetent consulting for a six years history of progressive dysphagia and unexplained weight loss, in whom involvement of esophagus and larynx by tuberculosis was found explaining the symptoms of admission, as well as the pulmonary involvement with no clear symptoms, is presented. It is a striking and relevant clinical picture by its presentation with high risk of dissemination of the infection in a patient without immunocompromise. (Acta Med Colomb 2014; 39: 85-89).

Keywords : extrapulmonary tuberculosis; laryngeal tuberculosis; gastrointestinal tuberculosis; Mycobacterium Infections; immunocompetent.

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