Tubercular Laryngitis Simulating Laryngeal CarcinomaAshwini Kumar1, Singh DK1, Arpit Saxena1 and Sanjay Singhal2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sanjay Singhal
Department of Medicine
153-GH & HAMRC, Leh-194101, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 16, 2014; Accepted date: November 26, 2014; Published date: December 02, 2014
Citation: Kumar A, Singh DK, Saxena A, Singhal S (2015) Tubercular Laryngitis Simulating Laryngeal Carcinoma. J Pulm Respir Med 5:224. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000224
Copyright: © 2015 Kumar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
With early diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and availability of effective antituberculosis chemotherapy, prevalence of laryngeal tuberculosis had decreased significantly. Because of similar clinical presentation and risk factors, laryngeal tuberculosis is often confused with laryngeal carcinoma and diagnosis was usually made while work-up for malignancy. Here we are presenting one such case of 55 years old male, initially suspected as laryngeal carcinoma was diagnosed to have secondary laryngeal tuberculosis.