Korean J Fam Med 2017; 38(5): 303-306  https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.5.303
Chronic Large Non Healing Ulcer: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection of the Laryngopharynx
Nurfarissa Hussin, Marina Mat Baki*, Abdullah Sani
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marina Mat Baki Tel: +60-391456045, Fax: +60-391456640, E-mail: marinamatbaki@ppukm.ukm.edu.my
Received: March 10, 2016; Revised: November 28, 2016; Accepted: December 30, 2016; Published online: September 20, 2017.
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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.
Keywords: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria; Larynx; Pharynx; Laryngopharynx


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