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1/2. Primary lingual tuberculosis caused by M. bovis infection.

    Although tuberculosis of tongue has been previously reported, its infrequent clinical presentation and increased chance of being overlooked during routine examination of the oral cavity, make it worthy of documentation. Lingual tuberculosis is usually associated with tuberculosis of the oropharynx, lungs, lymph nodes, and miliary tuberculosis. Primary tuberculosis of the tongue is extremely rare and is seldom reported. early diagnosis of tuberculosis elsewhere in body and its effective treatment by antituberculous drugs may be the reason for its uncommon presentation. The relationship between consumption of raw or unboiled milk and tuberculosis of the tongue is ill-understood and has evidently not been reported. We take this opportunity to present the first case of primary lingual tuberculosis caused by mycobacterium bovis related to consumption of unboiled cow milk.
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2/2. Oral tuberculosis following autologous bone marrow transplantation for Hodgkin's disease with interleukin-2 and alpha-interferon immunotherapy.

    A patient with Hodgkin's disease (HD) underwent autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). Six months later while receiving interleukin (IL)-2 and alpha-interferon immunotherapy, he developed a painful lesion in his oral cavity with a fistula in the buccal area. Excision biopsy disclosed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with acid-fast bacillus. The patient received a 9-month course of isoniazide, rifampin and pyrazinamide, and recovered. The possible pathophysiological mechanism is discussed.
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