Primary Nasal Tuberculosis in a 10-Year-Old Girl

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2016;2016:9128548. doi: 10.1155/2016/9128548. Epub 2016 Mar 29.


Nasal tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity which mainly presents in elderly people. Nasal tuberculosis has always been considered to be secondary to tuberculosis of the lungs, and in rare instances it is a primary infection, usually when mycobacteria are inhaled. We describe the case of a 10-year-old girl who was successfully treated for primary nasal tuberculosis. This patient is one of the very few children who have been reported to have primary nasal tuberculosis.