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Granulomatous Cheilitis Revealing Latent Tuberculous Infection

Version 1 : Received: 14 February 2022 / Approved: 23 February 2022 / Online: 23 February 2022 (12:08:19 CET)

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Tomov, G.; Voynov, P.; Bachurska, S. Granulomatous Cheilitis or Tuberculid? Antibiotics 2022, 11, 522. Tomov, G.; Voynov, P.; Bachurska, S. Granulomatous Cheilitis or Tuberculid? Antibiotics 2022, 11, 522.

Journal reference: Antibiotics 2022, 11, 522
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics11040522

Abstract

The granulomatous cheilitis (GC) presents a heterogeneous group of disorders characterised by a granulomatous inflammation/reaction of the lips to various stimuli. Numerous etiologies have been proposed, including genetic, immunologic, allergic and infectious. Among the secondary causes of GC, a distant infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis should be considered. The GC could be the clinical presentation of a tuberculide resulting from a hypersensitivity reaction to an underlying focus of active or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This communication describes a woman diagnosed with GC related to LTBI, who responded well to antituberculosis treatment.

Keywords

granulomatous cheilitis; latent tuberculosis; IGRA; antibiotic treatment

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Dentistry

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