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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr12.2009.2561.
Published online 2010 April 20. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2561
PMCID: PMC3047575
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

An unusual cause of recurrent tonsillitis


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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