A Case Report of Untypical Manifestation of Tuberculosis in Oral Cavity Accompanying with Fistula of Soft PalateJi Hyung Lim, Doyoun Kim, Kwang Jae Cho and Boo-Young Kim*
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
- Corresponding Author:
- Boo-Young Kim
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine
The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 16, 2017; Accepted Date: May 19, 2017; Published Date: May 26, 2017
Citation: Lim JH, Kim D, Cho KJ, Kim BY (2017) A Case Report of Untypical Manifestation of Tuberculosis in Oral Cavity Accompanying with Fistula of Soft Palate. Mycobact Dis 7:239. doi:10.4172/2161-1068.1000239
Copyright: © 2017 Lim JH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While the disease mainly affects the lungs, there are cases of other affected organs with atypical manifestations. In this report, we present a case of tuberculosis in the oral cavity, with a rare manifestation of the disease. Since most extra pulmonary lesions represent secondary infections with the primary focus of tuberculosis being the lungs, awareness of unusual clinical manifestations and appropriate, accurate, and early diagnosis are important for treatment and control of the disease.