Primary lingual tuberculosis in immunocompetent patient: A case report

Sanjay Kumar, Rajeev Sen, Anju Rawal, Ranbir Singh Dahiya, Nityasha Dalal, Subhi Kaushik

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Abstract

Oral manifestations of tuberculosis are quite rare with an incidence rate of 1.4%. The tongue is the most common site of oral tuberculosis having varied presentations. Lingual tuberculosis is a diagnostic dilemma because of its rarity, particularly in immunocompetent patients. We are reporting a rare case of primary tuberculosis of the tongue in a 38 year old male diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Cytology
  • Tongue
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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