Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZD19 - ZD21

Primary Paranasal Tuberculosis in a Diabetic Mimicking Odontogenic Infection: A Rare Case; A Unique Presentation ZD19-ZD21

Amit Gupta, Monica Mehendirratta, Chanchal Sareen, Anju Aggarwal

Dr. Amit Gupta,
H No- 4/1388, Street No-7, Bholanath Nagar, Shalimar Park, Shahdara, Delhi- 110032, India.

The incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) is high especially in developing countries but primary para-nasal TB is still a rarity. The latter often remains quiescent until it reaches an advanced stage and offers a diagnostic challenge. In the present case report maxillary sinus TB mimicked a destructive periodontitis induced space infection, thus causing a delay in treatment. The present case report describes clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and outcome of a 50-year-old diabetic/HIV seronegative patient with histopathologically confirmed case of maxillary sinus TB.