A Disguised Tuberculosis of the Oral Buccal Mucosa 357-360
Kanwar Deep Singh Nanda, 18/15 West Patel Nagar, New
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of ill health and death worldwide. It is a chronic granulomatous disease that can affect any part of the body, including the oral cavity. Oral lesions of TB, though they are uncommon, are seen in both the primary and secondary stages of the disease. The authors present here, a case of TB of the buccal mucosa, manifesting as a non healing, non painful ulcer. The diagnosis was confirmed, based on the histopathology, sputum examination and immunological investixxgation. The patient underwent anti-tuberculosis therapy and her oral and systemic conditions improved rapidly. Although the oral manifestations of TB are rare, the clinicians should include TB in the differential diagnosis of various types of oral ulcers. An early diagnosis with prompt treatment can prevent complications and potential contaminations.