Korean J Fam Med.  2017 Sep;38(5):303-306. 10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.5.303.

Chronic Large Non Healing Ulcer: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection of the Laryngopharynx

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. marinamatbaki@ppukm.ukm.edu.my

Abstract

We describe a case of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection of the larynx in a previously well, immunocompetent young woman. Laryngeal mycobacterial infection is rare and currently accounts for less than 1% of all cases. A diagnostic dilemma often occurs because it may mimic laryngeal carcinoma, chronic laryngitis, or laryngeal candidiasis. This case highlights the importance of considering non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal lesions.

Keyword

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria; Larynx; Pharynx; Laryngopharynx

MeSH Terms

Candidiasis
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Hypopharynx*
Laryngitis
Larynx
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Pharynx
Ulcer*
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