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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Mandible: A Case Report

Pallavi Wadhawan, Mumtaz Sharif, Amit Saxena, Amit Vatkar, Divyani Dhole

Keywords : Mandibular osteomyelitis, Tuberculosis, Xpert MTB-Rif

Citation Information : Wadhawan P, Sharif M, Saxena A, Vatkar A, Dhole D. Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Mandible: A Case Report. Pediatr Inf Dis 2022; 4 (4):143-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1312

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a chronic granulomatous disease that can affect all systems of the body. Osteoarticular TB is a rare entity that can involve any bone or joint. We are reporting a 6-year-old female child with tubercular osteomyelitis of the mandible who presented in our hospital with swelling in the right cheek for 1 month. She was started on anti-tubercular therapy and showed response on follow-up. By reporting this case, we attempt to familiarize practitioners with the various atypical presentations of TB, which if overlooked can lead to unnecessary investigations and erroneous management.

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