Primary Tubercular Osteomyelitis of the Mandible – A Rare Case Report


Authors : Dr. Mausumi Iqbal; Dr. Mezbah Ul Azeez; Dr. Shaheen Ahamed; Dr. Motiur Rahman Moll

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 7 - July

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Primary tuberculosis occurring in the bones of the cranio-facial region is rare. Although there are various screening and prevention programs for tuberculosis, it is still an emerging disease worldwide, commonly in developing countries. Incidence of tubercular osteomyelitis in jaw bone is very low. . Here we report a case of primary tuberculosis of the left side of the mandible in a 43 years old female who came to visit us with persisting pain for 1 week after tooth extraction. Patient was treated as acute osteomyelitis of mandible i.e curettage of bone done and bone sample was sent for biopsy, and it was confirmed, tubercular osteomyelitis. Patient had no history of any systemic sign, symptoms of tuberculosis

Keywords : Osteomyelitis, Mandible, Primary Tuberculosis, Tuberculous Osteomyelitis

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