Orofacial Tuberculosis: An Uncommon Manifestation of A Common Disease- A Narrative Review

Authors

  • Padma Charan Patra11 , Priyadarshini Choudhury2 , Shamimul Hasan3 , Shazina Saeed4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13671

Keywords:

diagnostic tools, oral tuberculosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, treatment protocol, tuberculosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis is chronic multisystemic disease caused mostly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease
has its mention in the Vedas and Chakra and Sushruta described the features in the early 600 B.C. TB has
a known site predilection for lungs, although, extra pulmonary cases have also been reported. The oral
tuberculous lesions are a rare occurrence with atypical signs and symptoms, thus deferring an accurate
diagnosis and treatment. A plethora of standard and contemporary diagnostic adjuncts facilitate the rapid and
precise diagnosis. Anti-tubercular regimen forms the mainstay of treatment, although several recent drugs
are also in clinical trial phase.
This article aims to highlight the etio-pathogenesis, clinical and oral features of tuberculosis, diagnostic
tools, and management protocol for tuberculosis. There is also a brief mention on the various policies
considered by World health Organization (WHO) to combat this dreaded disorder.

Author Biography

Padma Charan Patra11 , Priyadarshini Choudhury2 , Shamimul Hasan3 , Shazina Saeed4

1
Consultant ENT surgeon , Harish Jagtani (H.J) Hospital, Boulevard Lumumba, Croisement TP, Kinshasa,
Democratic republic of Congo 22309, Central Africa, 2
Consultant dentist; Oral Medicine and Radiology, Harish
Jagtani (H.J) Hospital, Boulevard Lumumba, Croisement TP, Kinshasa, Democratic republic of Congo 22309,
Central Africa, 3
Professor; Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia
Islamia, New Delhi, 4Assistant Professor; Department of Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University,
Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Padma Charan Patra11 , Priyadarshini Choudhury2 , Shamimul Hasan3 , Shazina Saeed4. (2020). Orofacial Tuberculosis: An Uncommon Manifestation of A Common Disease- A Narrative Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1793-1805. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13671