|Khammissa RA, Wood NH, Meyerov R, Lemmer J, Raubenheimer
EJ, Feller L.
Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, School of Oral Health
Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limpopo (Medunsa
Campus), Medunsa 0204, South Africa.
We present a case of primary oral tuberculosis that led to
the diagnosis of HIV infection. Our patient had clinically nonspecific
ulcers on the labial mucosa and on the ventral surface of the tongue which
were diagnosed as being tuberculous only on histological examination. This
raised the suspicion of HIV infection that was subsequently confirmed by
blood tests. The oral lesions resolved after 4 weeks of antituberculosis
treatment. Some aspects of the pathogenesis of HIV-tuberculosis coinfection