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Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2009;67(4):356-358.
DOI:    Published online October 1, 2009.
A Case of Oral Tuberculosis Confirmed by Histopathology.
Jinwoo Lee, , Young Sik Park, , Hyo Jeong Lim, , Min Sun Kwak, , Woo Hyun Lim, , Jae Joon Yim, , Seok Chul Yang, , Chul Gyu Yoo, , Young Whan Kim, , Sung Koo Han, , Young Soo Shim, , Sang Min Lee,
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Although tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease that can occur in any section of the body, oral tuberculosis is rare. Here, we report a case of oral tuberculosis in which the patient sought treatment for a painful oral lesion. A histopathologic examination revealed the characteristics of tuberculosis and pulmonary lesions were detected on subsequent examination. The patient was treated with antituberculosis therapy, and his symptoms improved. This case emphasizes the importance of including oral tuberculosis as part of the differential diagnosis for mucosal lesions.
Key Words: Tuberculosis, Mouth, Histopathology

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