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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214-218

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of mandibular condyle: A rare encounter

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam - 686 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.183859

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Tuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest known microbial infectious diseases affecting humans has continued to burden our healthcare system over generations. Conventionally, primary TB usually manifests as a pulmonary infection. However, the last decade has witnessed increasing reports of extrapulmonary infections. It's often atypical clinical presentations require a high degree of clinical suspicion, especially in the developing countries with a high incidence of this infectious disease. In this report, we present one such case of tuberculous osteomyelitis of the mandibular condyle where the patient reported with the complaint of swelling on the left side of the face with no apparent systemic manifestation.

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