ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
Case Report
Pulmonary tuberculosis presenting with oral aphthae
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey  
2 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
Key Words: Lung, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, oral ulcer
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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