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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90-93

Primary tuberculosis of the gingiva: A rare case report


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, G. Pullareddy Dental College and Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Padmaja Kuruba
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, G. Pullareddy Dental College and Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.189988

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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases. TB ranks the second leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide. India is the highest TB-burdened country, accounting for one-fifth of the global incidence. It may occur as primary or secondary TB. Primary TB affects most commonly the lungs. Oral manifestations are uncommon in primary TB.


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