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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270-273

Tuberculous granuloma of the gingiva – A forgotten entity


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M S Archana
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Geetanjali University Campus, Hiran Magri Extension Chouraha, Udaipur - 313 001, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_90_19

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Tuberculosis (TB) claims to be one of the most deadly communicable diseases. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is identified as the causative micro-organism. Extrapulmonary TB is quite rare, of which oral TB lesions account to less than 1% and exists as primary and secondary lesions. In recent times, the number of cases reported with extrapulmonary TB is on the rising trend due to an increase in the number of immunocompromised patients. To highlight the extrapulmonary oral TB lesion, we hereby present a case report on oral TB.


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