Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 570--572

Bilateral submandibular swelling diagnosed as tuberculous lymphadenitis in an asymptomatic patient: A rare case report


Apurva Sonu Medhe1, Sonal S Mandale2, Preeti U Deshpande3, Jyoti D Bhavthankar1 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2 Rural Health Centre, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Microbiology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Apurva Sonu Medhe
Room No. 133, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ghati Campus, Dhanvantari Nagar, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra
India

In India, tuberculosis (TB) is a prevalent systemic disease and number of people who die with TB is increasing year by year. TB can be life-threatening, and there is a high mortality rate of systemic infection with TB. Although extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) is a rare form of TB, its prevalence is increasing day-by-day. Reported here is a case of a 28-year-old female patient with a painless swelling bilaterally in the submandibular region. She was diagnosed with bilateral submandibular tuberculous lymphadenitis. Tuberculous lymphadenitis, when occurring in the cervical region, continues to be a common cause of EPTB. Thorough knowledge of this condition is important as it can help in early diagnosis leading to prompt treatment of the patient and prevent further complications.


How to cite this article:
Medhe AS, Mandale SS, Deshpande PU, Bhavthankar JD. Bilateral submandibular swelling diagnosed as tuberculous lymphadenitis in an asymptomatic patient: A rare case report.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018;61:570-572


How to cite this URL:
Medhe AS, Mandale SS, Deshpande PU, Bhavthankar JD. Bilateral submandibular swelling diagnosed as tuberculous lymphadenitis in an asymptomatic patient: A rare case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];61:570-572
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