Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 835--838

Primary tuberculosis of the oral cavity


R Kamala1, Abhishek Sinha1, Amitabh Srivastava2, Sunita Srivastava1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Srivastava
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

There is a well-known phrase that states, DQThe more things change, the more they stay the same.DQ This expression continues to apply to tuberculosis (TB), a widespread infectious disease traced back to the earliest of centuries. TB has claimed its victims throughout much of known human history. Mycobacterium tuberculosis may have killed more persons than any other microbial pathogen and is one of the major causes of ill health and death worldwide. Although the overall incidence of TB has decreased, recently, the incidence of this disease appears to be increasing. Oral lesions of TB though uncommon are seen in both the primary and secondary stages of the disease. In secondary TB, the oral manifestations may be accompanied by lesions in the lungs, lymph nodes, or in any other part of the body and can be detected by a systemic examination. Most of the cases are secondary to pulmonary disease and the primary form is uncommon. Here, we present a case of primary oral TB, affecting the gingiva and hard palate in a 40-year-old Indian female patient.


How to cite this article:
Kamala R, Sinha A, Srivastava A, Srivastava S. Primary tuberculosis of the oral cavity.Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:835-838


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Kamala R, Sinha A, Srivastava A, Srivastava S. Primary tuberculosis of the oral cavity. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];22:835-838
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