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CASE REPORT
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Scrofula : Tuberculous Cervical Lymphadenitis - A Case Report


Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine & Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Bhawana Bhagat
Department of Oral Diagnosis, Medicine & Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Tuberculosis caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is disease that has increased in prevalence in recent years, largely caused by immunocompromised HIV population in developing country. It is a great risk to dental staff when patient has an active pulmonary type where the infection spread by inhalation of infected sputum. It is very important for a dental practitioner to know the oral manifestations of tuberculosis, so that cross infection in the dental clinic can be prevented. Tuberculosis of lymph nodes is known as scrofula. A case of scrofula is discussed in this article.


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