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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2014, 2(3), 45-47
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-2-3-1
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Oral Tuberculosis: An Acid Fast Negative Case Report

Mehdi Nasr Isfahani1, Parichehr Ghalayani2 and Fahimeh Pakravan2,

1Department of emergency medicine, Isfahan university of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2Department of oral medicine, Isfahan university of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Pub. Date: June 11, 2014

Cite this paper:
Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Parichehr Ghalayani and Fahimeh Pakravan. Oral Tuberculosis: An Acid Fast Negative Case Report. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2014; 2(3):45-47. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-2-3-1

Abstract

We report a rare case of tuberculosis of oral cavity in a 3.5 year-old male who was referred to oral medicine department with a chief complaint of a painless lesion in the oral cavity. Incisional biopsy from the lesion margin depicted histological features of necrotizing granulomatous lesion. Ziehl-Neelsen staining for acid fast bacilli, interestingly, was negative.

Keywords:
oral tuberculosis Ziehl-Neelsen Acid-fast bacilli

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