Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Painless ulcer


Clinico- pathological assessment of 30 cases of oraltuberculosis

Hatkirat Kaur, Amritpal Kaur,Jaswinder Kaur,Sukhpreet Singh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2165-2169

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases and has
surpassed AIDS as the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. The present
study was conducted to assess 30 cases of oral tuberculosis.
Materials & Methods: 30 cases of oral tuberculosis of both genders were involved.
Parameters such as patients’ sex, age, developmental site, clinical presentation were
obtained. All patients were diagnosed by histopathological examination.
Results: Out of 30 cases, males were 20 and females were 10. Common site involved was
tongue in 22, labial mucosa in 3, lower lip in 2 and buccal vestibule in 3 cases. Clinical
presentation was mass in 11 and painless ulcer in 19 cases. The difference was
significant (P< 0.05). Histopathological findings were non- caseating granuloma in 23
and caseating granuloma with necrosis in 7 cases. The difference was significant (P<
0.05).
Conclusion: Maximum cases of tuberculosis was seen among males. Common site
involved was as painless ulcer.