DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20214689

Ulcerative lesion over tongue: a diagnostic dilemma

Ashfaque Ansari, L. V. Manjusha Bavisetty

Abstract


Tuberculosis even today remains as the most common infectious disease affecting lungs in India despite having advanced diagnostic testing and a national programme to eradicate this disease. It may present with various clinical appearances, of them tongue tuberculosis is rare and it mimics malignant lingual neoplasms on clinical examination which was rarely described in the literature. In this article we are presenting a 69-year-old patient with tuberculosis of tongue presented as a painful ulcer, so far very few cases reported

Keywords


Tongue, Tuberculosis, Painful oral ulcer, Chronic solitary ulcer, Oral tuberculosis

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