Case 34-1994

Laryngeal Tuberculosis

Thomas R. Frieden, Patricia M. Simone, Kenneth G. Castro, Elaine Ristinen, Tom Winters, Paul A. Hattis, Daniel Francis Schafer, Renée M. Rossi, Andrew Sizeland

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Abstract

To the Editor: We would like to add our observations to Dr. Rossi’s interesting discussion of laryngeal tuberculosis in Case 34-1994 (Sept. 15 issue).1Many immunocompromised patients have positive tuberculin tests, although a negative result does not rule out tuberculosis infection or active disease.2The results of sputum examinations for acid-fast bacilli were not given in the case report and may have made biopsy unnecessary. Laryngeal tuberculosis is highly infectious.3Therefore, the situation warrants a contact investigation conducted in conjunction with the local health department. The patient’s father, sister, and other close contacts should have tuberculin tests; if they are. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-611
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume332
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 1995

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Laryngeal Tuberculosis
Tuberculin Test
Immunocompromised Host
Sputum
Fathers
Bacillus
Siblings
Tuberculosis
Biopsy
Acids
Health
Infection

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Frieden, T. R., Simone, P. M., Castro, K. G., Ristinen, E., Winters, T., Hattis, P. A., ... Sizeland, A. (1995). Case 34-1994: Laryngeal Tuberculosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 332(9), 610-611. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199503023320915

Case 34-1994 : Laryngeal Tuberculosis. / Frieden, Thomas R.; Simone, Patricia M.; Castro, Kenneth G.; Ristinen, Elaine; Winters, Tom; Hattis, Paul A.; Schafer, Daniel Francis; Rossi, Renée M.; Sizeland, Andrew.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 332, No. 9, 02.03.1995, p. 610-611.

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Frieden, TR, Simone, PM, Castro, KG, Ristinen, E, Winters, T, Hattis, PA, Schafer, DF, Rossi, RM & Sizeland, A 1995, 'Case 34-1994: Laryngeal Tuberculosis', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 332, no. 9, pp. 610-611. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199503023320915
Frieden TR, Simone PM, Castro KG, Ristinen E, Winters T, Hattis PA et al. Case 34-1994: Laryngeal Tuberculosis. New England Journal of Medicine. 1995 Mar 2;332(9):610-611. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199503023320915
Frieden, Thomas R. ; Simone, Patricia M. ; Castro, Kenneth G. ; Ristinen, Elaine ; Winters, Tom ; Hattis, Paul A. ; Schafer, Daniel Francis ; Rossi, Renée M. ; Sizeland, Andrew. / Case 34-1994 : Laryngeal Tuberculosis. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 332, No. 9. pp. 610-611.
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