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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr12.2009.2561.
Published online Apr 20, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2561
PMCID: PMC3047575
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
An unusual cause of recurrent tonsillitis
Shalini Jadia,1 Avadh Narayan Chauhan,1 Rakesh Singh Hazari,2 Ashish K Maurya,1 and Rakesh Biswas3
1Peoples Medical College & Research Center, Otolaryngology, Bhanpur Road, Bhopal (MP), Bhopal, 462037, India
2Peoples Medical College & Research Center, Pathology, Bhanpur Road, Bhopal (MP), Bhopal, 462037, India
3People’s College of Medical Sciences, Medicine, People’s College of Medical Sciences, Bhanpur Bypass Road, Bhopal, 462010, India
Correspondence to Rakesh Biswas, rakesh7biswas/at/gmail.com
Abstract
Primary tuberculosis of the oral cavity and oropharynx is quite uncommon, and primary isolated tuberculosis of the tonsils is extremely rare. We report a case of primary tonsillar tuberculosis, in an otherwise healthy man, mimicking chronic non-specific tonsillitis.
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