Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 865--867

A case of hard palate perforation

Atul Saroch1, Ashok Kumar Pannu2 
1 Department of Medicine, PGIMER, Dr. RML hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in developing countries. Lung is most common affected organ, however extra pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is also not uncommon. The clinical manifestations of EPTB may be non-specific that mimics other diseases and is usually misdiagnosed. Therefore, high clinical suspicion of EPTB infection is important, especially in endemic areas. Here, we present a case of hard palate perforation that proved to be tuberculous in origin. The diagnosis was made by histo-pathological examination and positive TB Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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Saroch A, Pannu AK. A case of hard palate perforation.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:865-867

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Saroch A, Pannu AK. A case of hard palate perforation. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 21 ];5:865-867
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