European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Pulmonary tuberculosis presenting with oral aphthae

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2015; 2: 117-119
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0098
Read: 17 Downloads: 3 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

Tuberculosis is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium. Tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs. Patients mainly complain of cough, sputum, night sweating, weight loss, and fever. However, there may be cases of atypical presentations. Although aphthous mouth ulcers are mostly present in the oral cavity in primary tuberculosis patients, our literature search showed only one case report of pulmonary tuberculosis with oral aphthae. Here we report a case of a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis admitted to the hospital with the complaint of oral aphthae.

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