Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1993 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 576563 |

Kathleen A Ferguson, David G McCormack, "Tuberculosis Involving the Oral Cavity", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 4, Article ID 576563, 3 pages, 1993.

Tuberculosis Involving the Oral Cavity

Received13 May 1991
Accepted26 Aug 1991


The oral cavity is a rare site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis. A case is reported of a young woman with dysphagia and oral ulceration. The original mucosal biopsy was negative on smear for acid-fast bacilli, and the patient subsequently developed pulmonary symptoms. A diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was ultimately made on open lung biopsy. Complete resolution of both mouth lesion and chest involvement occurred with standard antituberculous therapy.

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