National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214--218

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of mandibular condyle: A rare encounter


Sanjay Kumar1, S Mohan1, Rupali Lav2, Bobby John1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam - 686 008, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Mohan S, Lav R, John B. Tuberculous osteomyelitis of mandibular condyle: A rare encounter.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2015;6:214-218


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Kumar S, Mohan S, Lav R, John B. Tuberculous osteomyelitis of mandibular condyle: A rare encounter. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 26 ];6:214-218
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