National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175--176

Oral tuberculosis involving maxillary gingiva


Rohit Jaiswal, Anil Singh, Manjunath Badni, Priyanka Singh 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rohit Jaiswal
F1\B1 River Bank Colony, Lucknow-226018, Uttar Pradesh
India

Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is transmitted by aerosolized saliva droplets among individuals in close contact with expelled sputum of a diseased patient. However, TB lesions of the oral cavity are often overlooked in the differential diagnosis. We report here a case of tuberculosis of oral cavity affecting the gingiva of a 24-year-old male.


How to cite this article:
Jaiswal R, Singh A, Badni M, Singh P. Oral tuberculosis involving maxillary gingiva.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2011;2:175-176


How to cite this URL:
Jaiswal R, Singh A, Badni M, Singh P. Oral tuberculosis involving maxillary gingiva. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Oct 4 ];2:175-176
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