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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-14

Oral manifestations of tuberculosis


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Shekhar Kapoor
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 008, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.126772

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Tuberculosis (TB) is still among the most life-threatening infectious diseases, resulting in high mortality in adults. A significant proportion of patients (15-25%) exist in whom the active TB infection is manifested in an extrapulmonary site. Healthcare workers, including dentists, are at the frontline and can make an important contribution to the control of this infectious epidemic. Oral TB has been considered to account for 0.1-5% of all TB infections. Nowadays, oral manifestations of TB are re-appearing alongside many forgotten extrapulmonary infections as a consequence of the outbreak and emergence of drug-resistant TB and of the emergence of acquired immune-deficiency syndrome.


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