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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: March | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 271-275

Chronic Infections of Oral Cavity Masquerading Malignancy: A Series of Four Cases

Sumiti Gupta1, Shivani Malik2, Sunita Singh3, Gurjeet Singh Sidhu4, Vipul Bansal5, Mansi Aggarwal2

1Professor, 2Senior Resident, 3Senior Professor, 4Junior Resident,
Pathology Department, Pt BD Sharma UHS, Rohtak
5Junior Resident, Department of Radiotherapy, Pt BD Sharma UHS, Rohtak

Corresponding Author: Shivani Malik


Chronic bacterial and fungal infections of the upper orodigestive and laryngeal tract presenting as nodular and ulceroproliferative lesions, are often misdiagnosed clinically as malignancy. The diagnosis further becomes difficult when these infections are encountered at rare sites. Primary Histoplasmosis of epiglottis and tuberculosis of oral cavity are rare. Differentials including tuberculosis, fungal infections like histoplasmosis, candidiasis, papillomatous lesions, amyloidosis, lymphoma, syphilis, malignancy and other granulomatous lesions like wegener’s disease, sarcoidosis present with much similar complaint and must be considered before renderding the clinical diagnosis of a noduloulcerative lesion in a oral cavity irrespective of age, endemicity and immune status of the patient.

Key words: epiglottis, histoplasmosis, tuberculosis, oral cavity

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