Laryngeal tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients: A case report and review of the literature

  • Fabrizio Cialente Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Michele Grasso Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1416-0817
  • Massimo Ralli Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Marco de Vincentiis Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Antonio Minni Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Griselda Agolli Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Michele Dello Spedale Venti Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Mara Riminucci Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Alessandro Corsi Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Antonio Greco Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Keywords: Laryngeal tuberculosis, kidney transplant, laryngeal leukoplakia

Abstract

Renal allograft recipients are at greater risk of developing tuberculosis than the general population. A woman with a kidney transplant was admitted to the emergency department with high temperature, dysphonia, odynophagia, and asthenia. The final diagnosis was laryngeal tuberculosis. Multidisciplinary collaboration enabled accurate diagnosis and successful treatment. Laryngeal tuberculosis should be considered in renal allograft recipients with hoarseness. A more rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients is desirable when the site involved, such as the larynx, exhibits specific manifestations and the patient exhibits specific symptoms. In these cases, prognosis is excellent, and with adequate treatment, a complete recovery is often achieved.

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Laryngeal tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients: A case report and review of the literature
Published
2020-02-21
How to Cite
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Cialente F, Grasso M, Ralli M, de Vincentiis M, Minni A, Agolli G, Dello Spedale Venti M, Riminucci M, Corsi A, Greco A. Laryngeal tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients: A case report and review of the literature. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Feb.21 [cited 2020Mar.28];. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/4448
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